Jeondeungsa Temple

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  • Address: 635 Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-329370125
  • Ticket Price: 3000 KRW
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Leisure, Architecture

Originally this temple was known as Jinjongsa during Goryeo dynasty. It is located in Samrangseong fortress. It was build in order to protect the land from the foreign invaders. As you pass through the entrance gate of the temple, you are going to be in awe of the architectural artwork, done in the main building Daeungbojeon. Inside Daeungbojeon, the canopy above the Buddha statue displays magnificent craftsmanship. On the walls and the columns of this buildings has names of the soldiers written on it. These were those soldiers who worked against French Navy, to protect Jeondeungsa. According to the craftwork showcased around the temple, many people assume that the temple might be having the oldest history of Korea.

Inside the temple, temple stay programs are held in weekend. The program includes learning temple etiquette, performing zen meditation, interacting with a monk and doing chores together. Their program is somewhat scheduled in the following way:-

Life Experience-type Temple Stay –

  • Day1 – Temple etiquette and Baru Gongyang (formal monastic meal), Yebul (Buddhist service), Chamseon (zen meditation).
  • Day2 – Yebul, Chamseon, 108 prostrations, Wullyeok (working together, making joint efforts), Pohaeng (walking slowly in meditation), Dialogues with monks over a cup of tea.

Relaxation – type Temple Stay –

  • Yebul, Baru Gongyang, Dialogues with monks over a cup of tea.

Jeondeungsa Temple Travel Tips

  • 50 parking space available.
  • Restrooms available.
  • Restrooms and wheelchair ramp available for handicapped.
  • Children (elementary school students ) must be accompanied by their guardians or parents.
  • Participants of Temple stay program should bring toiletries ( like towel and toothbrush).
  • Other toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste are provided.
  • Bring warm clothes and sneakers.
  • Indecent clothes  and slippers are strictly prohibited.
  • Uniforms are provided.
  • Bring water bottle, umbrella and backpack.
  • Large suitcase are prohibited.
  • Programs can be changed to Relaxation-type Temple Stay if there are 5 or less participants.
  • No refund for cancellations on the day of program.
  • Online pre-payment is preferred for Temple stay program. Otherwise, carry cash for on-spot payment.
  • No credit card facility is available.
  • There are no ATM.
  • If any participants want to have a response program during weekend,  they can share room with other participants in a large room.

Entrance Ticket Details For Jeondeungsa Temple

Admission fee –

  • Adult - 3000 won
  • Youth (middle and high school) – 2000 won (individuals), 1500 won (group)
  • Children (elementary school) - 1000 won (individuals), 800 won (group)
  • Adults (ages 19 and older ) – 2500 won(group)

For Life Experience-type Temple Stay –

  • Adults – 60,000 won;  Students (elementary/ middle/ High school) – 40,000won

For Relaxation-type Temple stay (2days, 1 night)

  • Adult – 40,000won (additional 1 night) ;  Adults – 30,000 won; Students (elementary/ middle/ High school) – 20,000 won

In Temple Stay Program, private rooms like Weol Song Yo – Ae-eo (for 1-3 person can stay); -I-haeng  (for 1-3 person can stay); Dong-sa (1-5 person can stay); Bang-pyeon (1-5 person can stay)

  • Adult – 70,000 won & 40,000 won (in case of additional night) ; student -  50,000 won & 40,000won (in case of additional night)

Private rooms – Kang Seol Dang – Beop-hwa (for 1- 3 persons) , Kum-gang (1-3 persons) –

  • Adults – 60,000 won & 30,000 won (for additional night) ; Student – 40,000 won & 20,000 won (for additional night)

Stay price for large room – Weol Song Yo , Dae-bang (1-14 persons) –

  • Adults -  50,000 won & 30,000 won (for additional night) ; student – 30,000 won & 20,000 won (for additional night)

Accommodation for additional participants in Weol Song Yo, costs –

  • Adult – 70,000 won , students – 50,000 won

Accommodation for additional participants in Kang Seol Dang, costs –

  • Adult – 60,000 won, students – 40,000 won

Accommodation for additional participants in Weol Song Yo (large rooms) costs –

  • Adult – 50,000 won, student – 30,000 won

Parking fees –

  • Small cars – 2000 won;  Large –sized cars – 4000 won

Jeondeungsa Temple Hours

  • Confirmed participants for Temple Stay program should arrive at the temple at 1:00 pm.
  • Participants for the Relaxation- type Temple Stay, should reach by - 4:00 pm.
  • Can have Gongyang lunch at the backyard, if you reach before - 12:00 pm.

How to Reach Jeondeungsa Temple

  • Near bus stop – Jeondeungsa Temple Rare Gate bus stop.
  • Take bus no. – 3100  from Sinchon station ((Seoul Subway Line 2 ), exit 4, and get off at Jeondeungsa Temple Rare Gate bus stop.

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  • Jeondeungsa Temple Address: 635 Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea
  • Jeondeungsa Temple Contact Number: +82-329370125
  • Jeondeungsa Temple Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Jeondeungsa Temple Price: 3000 KRW
  • Best time to visit Jeondeungsa Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jeondeungsa Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 80.75% of people who visit Incheon include Jeondeungsa Temple in their plan

  • 43.94% of people start their Jeondeungsa Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jeondeungsa Temple

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jeondeungsa Temple

People normally club together Hangang Park and Incheon Bridge while planning their visit to Jeondeungsa Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Jeondeungsa Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • One of the best place to explore culture of South Korea and enjoy the beauty of the nature If anyone planning to visit the temple I recommend to go on the hiking trails It gives most chilling scenic view of the place I am loving it Good place to hike and also experience the Buddhism to its best A place to have peace in mind You can also stay at the temple to have better experience

  • Currently there are some pathwalks being renovated but this doesn't hinder our time exploring the old temple. Very beautiful view, cheap entrance 3000₩, with discount for kids and elderly and groups... wear hiking shoes, I don't recommend slippers, steep hike for newbies. Lots of souvenir shops outside the gates and some inside the temple. There's free flowing spring water going to a wishing well. Bus 3000 is more accessible, bus 2000 they say comes every 1hrs going back to Seoul. I recommend you use naver maps for better transpo access. Best time to visit during celebration of Buddha's bday on May, spring, then on fall, and winter, summer.

  • Jeondeungsa is the oldest temple in Korea. It was built in 381 when the budda was introduced to Korea, having over 1,500 years history. Every season the temple is surrounded with different color. In autumn, in particular, the surroundings are so beautiful. You could experience temple-stay with other people. You could take a walk before the sun rises and then enjoy a breathtaking view of sunrise. Also, you could take meditation without thinking and talking. Stress-out! Just healing and refreshing! 101 bows time is also good for your mind and body. You might be able to find answers about some worries in your life while talking with the master monk. The last that I recommend to you is bal-u-gong-yang, a unique manner and style that monks have for meals in temple.

  • A fascinating place. An unforgettable experience for me.

  • A scenic spot in Ganghwa Island. If you visit the temple in autumn (September to November), you can take beautiful pictures with colorful trees. Every area in the temple is an insta-worthy place for photo taking.

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