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Geumsansa Temple Stay (금산사 산사체험)

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1, Moak 15-gil, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 김제시 금산면 모악15길 1 (금산면,금산사)
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    Geumsansa, located in Geumsan-ri, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do, is home to a number of cultural assets. The temple offers a temple stay program where you can learn the traditional culture of Korean Buddhism and the way of a Buddhist practitioner while experiencing day-to-day life in the temple. Basic programs include Yebul (Buddhist service), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Barugongyang (formal monastic meal), 108 prostrations, walking in the woods and talking with a monk. On top of these basic programs, special seasonal programs are also provided.



    Activity Information

    * Geumsansa Temple Stay is open all year round
    * Programs: early morning ceremony, Seon (Zen) meditation, threading 108 prayer beads, forest experience, conversation with a monk

    * Seasonal special programs    
     - Experiential programs: Hwajeon Nori (flower pancake folk game), tea-making, making a lotus lantern, rubbing
     - Attending regional festivals (linked to the temple): Gimje Horizon Festival, Jeonju International Film Festival, and International Fermented Food Expo in Jeonju   
     - Programs linked to farm: Temple Stay with Rice Planting/Harvesting (spring season: rice planting / fall season: rice harvesting)

    * Fees:
    2 days / 1 night
    - Adult or Youth over 16: 70,000 won
    - Elementary / Middle School Student: 30,000 won (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
    - Pre-school student: free  

    3 days / 2 nights
    - Adult or Youth over 16: 120,000 won
    - Elementary / Middle School Student: 50,000 won
    - Pre-school Student: free

    * Toiletry, rubber shoes (fur shoes in winter), watch, etc. should be prepared by participants.
    Uniforms and towels will be provided by the temple and should be returned at the end of the program.


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    Available Facilities
    * Daejeokgwangjeon Pavilion (yebul, the Buddhist ceremony ), Mireukjeon Hall (introduction of the temple), Bojeru Pavilion (lecture), Lecture Hall (formal monastic meal), Dormitory (Hwarimseonwon Temple, Bongcheonseonwon Temple, Seoraeseonwon Temple), Backyard (refectory), Shower Room, Toilet

    Activity Fees


    Facilities for the Handicapped
    (Separate) Restrooms

    Parking Fees

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