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Address
68, Seonjam-ro 5-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성북구 선잠로5길 68 (성북동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3672-5945~6
(Korean)
Homepage
www.gilsangsa.or.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
Introduction
Gilsangsa Temple is located in the Seongbuk-dong neighborhood of northern Seoul. The temple was built on the site of a fancy restaurant called Daewongak. The restaurant owner donated her property to the revered Buddhist monk Venerable Bupjeong (1932-2010), who turned the property into a temple that opened in 1997. Although Gilsangsa has a relatively short history, it is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul so it attracts many local and international visitors alike.

The temple also serves as a downtown cultural space by offering a variety of Buddhist programs like temple experience, classes on Buddhist teachings, and templestay. The temple features Gilsang Seonwon (zen center) and the House of Silence, which are special halls dedicated to practicing meditation. While Gilsang Seonwon provides meditation rooms for Buddhists with experience in meditation, the House of Silence is open to the general public at liberty to pursue personal meditation. Gilsangsa also has a branch temple in Paris.
Activity Information
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Operating Hours
04:00 - 20:30
Parking Facilities
Available
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
(Separate) Restrooms
Directions
Hansung University Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
Take Gilsangsa Temple shuttle bus.
* Bus schedule: 08:10, 08:30, 09:10, 09:20, 09:30, 09:40, 09:50, 10:00, 11:45, 12:00, 12:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:00, 16:15, 16:30

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