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Myogaksa Temple (Seoul) (묘각사 (서울))   
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Address
31, Jong-ro 63ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 종로63가길 31 (숭인동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-763-3109
Homepage
myogaksa.net (Korean, English)
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Introduction

Myogaksa Temple is located on the east side of Mt. Naksan in Sungin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. First established by Monk Taeheo Hongseon in May of 1930, it has since expanded and underwent two renovations. The temple’s location was selected based on the principles of Feng Shui, which dictated that a temple built in its location would bring peace and comfort to Seoul’s residents. The Myogaksa Temple complex on Mt. Naksan accommodates a Deabul (Grand Buddha) Shrine, a Wontong Buddhist shrine, a Nakga preaching hall, Seokgulam Grotto, Sanshingak (Mountain Spirit Pavilion), and the Mae Buddha Statue. Deabul and Wontong shrines are two of the finest Buddhist architectural masterpieces. The Buddha statue, located inside the Seokgulam Grotto, was built around the ninth or early tenth century and has been designated a national cultural treasure. The Mae Buddha Statue, also located in this temple, was carved out of the rocky cliffs of Mt. Naksan and has been designated a cultural asset of the City of Seoul.
Since the 2002 FIFA World Cup when Myogaksa began operating its temple stay program, the temple has become a wonderful place where locals and tourists can escape the daily hustle-and-bustle of Seoul to experience the serenity of Buddhism.

Administration
Myogaksa Temple
Telephone
+82-2-763-3109
Closed
N/A (open all year round)
Activity Information
[Myogaksa Temple Stay]
- Participation Fees
Theme - Where is your mind?
Regular Temple Stay (2 days 1night)
One day Temple Life -  Weekdays / Saturday  

- General Programs
Orientation - Bell ringing and service - 108 bowing and praying beads making
Temple meal - Meditation - Early morning mountain hiking- Tea Ceremony with Monk

- Other Special Programs
Palsangdo Experience
Lotus Lantern Making
Sagyeong (Studying the words of wisdom)
Barugongyang (Temple meal)

Reservation
Homepage: www.myogaksa.kr
E-mail: yeodiamond@naver.com including Nationality, gender, age
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
Free
Facilities for the Handicapped
Not Available
Interpretation Services Offered
English
Pets
not available
Directions
[Subway]
Sinseoldong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 12. - Walk 300m towards Myogaksa Temple.



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