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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))
  • 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
www.bongeunsa.org (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located north of COEX, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple and renamed it Bongeunsa Temple.

    Originally located near the Royal Tomb of King Seongjong, the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. The temple is home to 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa is held on the ninth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

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

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free for the first 30 minutes
    3,000 won for each additional hour

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English, Japanese

    Pets
    Not permitted

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