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Address
293-28, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 이어도로 293-28 (대포동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-64-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-64-738-5000
Homepage
www.yakchunsa.org (Korean only)
Introduction
The architectural style of Yakcheonsa Temple is reminiscent of that of Buddhist temples of the early Joseon Dynasty. Measuring an impressive 30m high and spanning a total area of 3,305 meters squared, it is the largest temple in the East.

Upon entering Yakcheonsa Temple, guests will be greeted by a 5m-tall statue of Vairocana, the tallest of such statues in Korea, on a 4m high pedestal. The walls on both the right and left have been sculpted into large altar portraits of Buddha and in front of the Dharma Hall is a giant Buddhist temple bell, weighing 18 tons. Beloved for its size and grandeur, the temple consists of a main temple (2,652 meters squared) and a 3-story residential structure for the Buddhist monks.

Other notable sites are the Gulbeopdang (the Dharma Hall, built inside a natural cave), the Samseonggak Shrine, and the Sarira Pagoda. Yakcheonsa Temple is not only popular among Buddhists but is also a well sought after tourist destination.
Fax
+82-64-738-5022
Activity Information
Temple stay
Operating Hours
Sunrise to sunset
Parking Facilities
Available
Activity Fees
Free
Available Facilities
Cafeteria, library
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
Not available
Interpretation Services Offered
Not available
Directions
[Bus]
From the Jeju International Airport (Bus Stop 1), take Bus 600.
Get off at the Yakchunsa Temple bus stop and walk 300m to the temple.

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