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Mugaksa Temple (무각사)

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  • Address 230, Uncheon-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
    광주광역시 서구 운천로 230
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-62-383-0108
  • Homepage tour.gwangju.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Nestled at the foot of Yeouisan Mountain in the business center of Gwangju, Mugaksa Temple is an urban Buddhist Temple. Unlike other urban Buddhist Temples, Mugaksa Temple has all the elements of a traditional temple. The temple is used as a cultural resting area and artistic spot for meetings without any religious barrier. The temple is also the starting point of the 2 kilometer walking trail to the 5.18 Memorial Park, leading to a constant flow of visitors.

    Current Status
    Templestay temple designated by Cultural Corps. of Korean Buddhism

    Opening date
    1971

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    [Walking trail] Around Mugaksa Temple and 5.18 Memorial Park (1.5 km)

    Duration
    Approx. 1 hour (Varies by program)

    Tour Course Information
    Mugaksa Temple - 5.18 Park walking trail - 5.18 Park Exhibition Hall

    Shopping Information
    Lotus Book Cafe: Coffee, drinks, books and Buddhism related items

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors ages 8 & over

    Operating Hours
    Open 24 hr

    Parking Facilities
    Available (approx. 100 parking spaces)

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    [Convenience facilities] Pavilion, observatory, walking trail, etc.
    [Educational facilities] Templestay Meditation Center, Tea Ceremony Experience Room, lecture room
    [Exercise facilities] Water playground, children playground, weight training facilities, etc.

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Information in language of Sri Lanka available

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