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Bongeunsa Temple

Bongeunsa Temple


Bongeunsa Temple is a Buddhist temple that dates back to 794 located south of the Han River and just north of the COEX Mall in Gangnam-gu. It was originally known as Gyeonseongsa when first built. This was during the rule of King Wonseong of Silla. Its location was 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) southwest of its current location.

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Bongwonsa Temple

Bongwonsa Temple


Bongwonsa Temple is a Buddhist temple dating back 1,000 years located at the foot of Ansan Mountain in Bongwon-dong. The temple was known as Banyasa when founded by Master Dosun in 889. It was originally located on the grounds of modern day Yonsei University.

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Cheondogyo Central Temple

Cheondogyo Central Temple


When Cheondogyo Central Temple was built between 1918 and 1921 it was used as a temple of Cheondoism, a 20th century Korean religious movement. Cheondogyo literally means "religion of the Heavenly Way."

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Daeseongsa Temple

Daeseongsa Temple




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Doseonsa Temple

Doseonsa Temple




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Gilsangsa Temple

Gilsangsa Temple


Gilsangsa Temple is a fairly new and popular Buddhist temple complex surrounded by nature and beauty in hills of Seongbuk-dong, a neighborhood of Seoul. Since 1997, Gilsangsa has become popular with both locals and tourists for its harmony with nature.

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Hwagyesa Temple

Hwagyesa Temple


Hwagyesa Temple, of the Chogye Order, is a Buddhist temple surrounded by beautiful scenery at the foot of Mt. Samgaksan in Suyu-dong, Gangbuk-gu. Walking around the peaceful temple grounds surrounded by mountains, running streams, and nature makes any visitor feel like they are far from the urban maze of Seoul.

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Inwangsa Temple

Inwangsa Temple


Buddhist temple on hidden on Mt. Inwangsan

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Jingwansa Temple

Jingwansa Temple




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Jogyesa Temple

Jogyesa Temple


Jogyesa Temple is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Korea and a symbol of Korean Buddhism. It is located in the heart of the city near Insadong. Since 1936, it has been the head temple of the first district of the Jogye Order of Korea Buddhism.

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Myogaksa Temple

Myogaksa Temple


Myogaksa Temple is a small and hidden Buddhist temple located on the side of Mt. Naksan in the quiet residential district of Jongno-gu, Sungin-dong. Getting to the temple requires a short but uphill walk up Choui-ro street from Dongmyo Station below. Myogaksa was established in May 1930 by Monk Taeheo Hongseon.

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Wongudan Altar (Hwangudan)

Wongudan Altar (Hwangudan)


Wongudan Altar is where the emperor would perform sacrifices to heaven. The altar was built in 1897 and since then has been known as Hwangudan and Wondan. The complex was built during the reign of Emperor Gojong and was designed by Sim Uiseok, at the time, one of the best royal architects.

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