Seoknamsa Temple

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  • Address: 557, Seongnam-ro, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-522648900
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple

This temple is located at the south of Gajisan or Seokansan. It is believed that the name of the temple had been decided based on its location. It was first built in 842BC. However, it was destroyed during the invasion of Japanese troop in the year 1592 – 1958. Later on, in 1674 the temple was rebuilt during the reign of King Hyeongjong’s reign. At present, the temple has become the home for Buddhist nuns.

Among the attractions, the temple has Seongnamsa three story pagoda. It was built by Monk Doui and the pillar reflects his wish for protecting the country. Beside this, you get to see the Statue of Monk Doui (National Treasure no. 369), three-story Sarira Pagoda and Stone Water Tank.

The temple organizers offer hiking courses. They are:-

  • Hiking from Seoknamsa parking lot – Ssal rock – Gajisan mountain- Eoksan Mountain – Daebisa temple – Unmunsa Temple – parking lot ( 20kms, 12hour, 1 day course).
  • Nammyeong-ri-Unmunsa mountain-Araejae-Gajisan mountain-Ssal rock-Seoknamsa parking lot (16km, takes 10hour, 1 night course).
  • Seoknamsa parking lot – Seoknamgogae-top of the mountain- Ssal rock-Seoknamsa temple-parking lot (10km, takes 4hour 30 minutes).

Seoknamsa Temple Travel Tips

  • Interpretation services are not available.
  • Need to wear good footwear for hiking to the temple.
  • Hiking courses are being offered.
  • Carry water bottle .

Entrance Ticket Details For Seoknamsa Temple

  • For adults- 1700won, For teenagers- 1300 won (individuals)
  • For children- 1000 won (individuals), 800 won (group)
  • For adults- 1500 won (group)

How to Reach Seoknamsa Temple

  • City bus from Eonyang Bus Terminal is available for Seoknamsa Temple

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  • Seoknamsa Temple Address: 557, Seongnam-ro, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea
  • Seoknamsa Temple Contact Number: +82-522648900
  • Seoknamsa Temple Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Seoknamsa Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Seoknamsa Temple: 00:30 Mins
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  • 41.66% of people who visit Ulsan include Seoknamsa Temple in their plan

  • 47.62% of people start their Seoknamsa Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Seoknamsa Temple

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Bangudae Cliff and Ganjeolgot Cape while planning their visit to Seoknamsa Temple.

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