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Buddhist Temple off the beaten track

On our walk back to the subway after a visit to the Korea Furniture Museum we stopped in to wander... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
kpiddy
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Brisbane, Australia
Fascinating history

It's certainly very new as far as temples go, but I wanted to see it due to its unique history. It... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
clyk12
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New York City, New York
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Jul 22, 2018
“Buddhist Temple off the beaten track”
May 10, 2016
“Fascinating history”
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

On our walk back to the subway after a visit to the Korea Furniture Museum we stopped in to wander around the grounds of this Buddhist temple located in Seonguk-dong. The temple was founded only recently in 1997 yet we imagined it had been here...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

It's certainly very new as far as temples go, but I wanted to see it due to its unique history. It seems the website describes the property as a former restaurant, which it technically was, but in reality it was a famed gisaeng house where...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This temple is nestled in a very quiet, wealthy neighbourhood in Seongbuk-ro. It is a little bit of a walk from the main street, although there is a shuttle service bus from one of the bus stops along the street. We went a little late...More

1  Thank lilmizsara
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Well worth walking by and checking out this impressive temple. Very well restored and maintained. Nicely perched in Seongbuk. While it is lovely - I would not make this a dedicated special trip - but incorporate it into your tour and walks around the area

1  Thank Mike54BU
Reviewed 20 February 2013

This temple is located in a strikingly quiet neighbourhood of Seoul and it seems to get very few visitors, at least in winter, so visiting it was a very relaxing experience. The compound includes at least as many modern buildings as traditional ones, which did...More

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