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Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))

  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))
  • Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))

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Address
531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로 531 (삼성동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3218-4800,
+82-2-3218-4826
Homepage
bongeunsa.org (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa.

    Originally located near the royal maulsoleum (1km southwest), the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee, are stored here. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa, is held every September 9th of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).

    Telephone
    +82-2-3218-4800, +82-2-3218-4826

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    [Temple Stay]
    - Tea Ceremony Experience, Temple Tour, 108 Bows, Buddhist Aervice, Buddhist Meal, Interacting with monks and etc.
    * More information is available via homepage or phone-inquiry.

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Parking Fees
    Free for the first 30 minutes
    3,000 won for every one additional hour after

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English, Japanese

    Pets
    Not permitted

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