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Address
531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로 531 (삼성동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3218-4895 (Korean, English)
Homepage
www.bongeunsa.org (Korean, English)
Introduction
Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Shilla 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
+82-2-3218-4895
Closed
Open all year round
Activity Information
Temple Stay:
A two-day program to experience daily monastic life.
Click here for more details.

Temple Life:
A brief introduction to Korean Buddhism. The program includes temple tour, tea ceremony, meditation, and making lotus lanterns.
Click here for more details.
Operating Hours
03:00~22:00
Parking Facilities
Available (First 30 minutes free, 3,000won per hour)
Admission Fees
Free
Available Facilities
Souvenir shop, restaurant, traditional tea house, secondhand shop
Interpretation Services Offered
English, Japanese, Chinese
Pets
Not permitted
Directions
Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6.
Go 600m forward, and turn left.
Go 150m forward, and cross the road to arrive at Bongeunsa Temple.

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