Bongeunsa TempleCurrently Open
- Address: 531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +82-232184800
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
The first thing you notice at this beautiful temple is the juxtaposition of the shady temple premises with the concrete surroundings. Built in 794 AD, what was originally christened as Gyeonseongsa Temple was later renamed on Queen Jeonghyeon’s insistence to Bongeunsa. There are about 3400 Buddhist scriptures stored here, alongside the works of Kim Jeong-hee. The gorgeous lattice doors instantly catch your eyes as does the Buddhist symbols that surround them. Nearby, you will also find the funeral hall and the 23 meter high statue of Maitreya. On Wednesdays, you will be able to partake in the English templelife program conducted by monk volunteers. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.
- Don’t forget to see Goryeo Cheongdongrueunhyangno, the bronze incense stick burner that is designated as national treasure.
- Parking free for first thirty minutes.
- Nearest subway: Samseong
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94.22% of people who visit Seoul include Bongeunsa Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
46.92% of people start their Bongeunsa Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bongeunsa Temple
92.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bongeunsa Temple