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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Tours

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Built during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1376, historic Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of only a few Korean temples on the coast, and it honors Haesu Gwaneum Daebul, a Buddhist goddess believed to live in the ocean, where she rides atop a dragon. Legends aside, the east-facing temple offers a spectacular view of the rising sun.

The Basics
There is no fee to enter Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, which is included as a stop on many sightseeing bus tours of Busan. Many Buddhist devotees come to visit a large statue of the Yacksayeorae Healing Buddha to pray for good health or a cure for illness.

The temple as it exists today was restored in 1970, sticking to the colors and details used in the original structure. At its heart stands a three-level pagoda with four lion statues, which symbolize joy, sadness, happiness, and anger. A cave to the right of the main sanctuary served as a sanctum, and the 108 stone steps leading down to the temple represent a holy number in Buddhism.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is a must-visit for spiritual travelers or those with an interest in Korean Buddhism.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb down a series of 108 steps to access the temple.
  • The temple is an active place of worship, so remember to dress respectfully.

How to Get There

To reach Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, take Busan subway line 2 to Haeundae Station, then bus 181 to the Yonggungsa Temple stop.

When to Get There
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is open daily throughout the year but is particularly popular on the morning of the Lunar New Year, when Buddhist devotees come to make a wish for a prosperous new year. Visit during April to see the surrounding cherry blossoms in bloom.

The Legend of the Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was founded by Naong Hyegeun, a man who helped lay the foundation for Buddhism during the Joseon Dynasty in the 14th century. According to local legend, a sea god appeared to Naong in a dream and told him to build a temple on Bongrae Mountain to help relieve drought and bring prosperity to the local people.
Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

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Explore the highlights of Busan on this full-day sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and a traditional Korean barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from Busan hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Busan City Tour

Full-Day Busan City Tour

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Visit all the highlights and landmarks of Busan on this full-day sightseeing tour. Take in the seascape of Taejongdae, walk along the Songdo Skywalk, and have lunch in the Songdo Market. Learn about the local religion at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and explore the Gamcheon Culture Village.
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Small Group Busan Highlight Tour

Small Group Busan Highlight Tour

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Enjoy the hotel pickup and dropoff service and you will visit major tourists spots in Busan including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Nurimaru APEC House, Gamcheon Culture Village, Jagalchi market, Busan Tower, Gukje Market and BIFF st. Expert Busan local tour guide will be with you during the tour, giving you narration about history and culture of Busan. For Lunch, you will have special local food! Tour guide will bring you to good local restaurants. Join us and make your trip to Busan more special and memorable! Why us? - Busan sightseeing tour - Visit all the highlights and landmarks of Busan for one day - Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, the most beautiful temple in Korea - See where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting - Grab one of Busan’s most intriguing sights in Gamcheon Culture Village - Enjoy a 360 degree view of Busan at Busan Tower - Delicious Food - Small Group
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Busan City Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple And APEC House

Busan City Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple And APEC House

Take in the sights of Busan while accompanied by an informative private guide. This sightseeing tour takes you throughout the city in one day, from the Buddhist Ocean temple of Haedong Yong gung sa to APEC House, where it has Summits meeting in 2005. See other Busan highlights such as Gwangan bridge that’s currently one of the famous landmarks in Busan was appeared in Marvel Studio Movie. As well as Oryukdo Skywalk, where this place has stunning ocean view Korean lunch in gourmet restaurant and round-trip hotel transport by private minivan are included.
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Busan City Tour Including Gamcheon Culture village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Busan City Tour Including Gamcheon Culture village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

This tour takes you to three of the most popular sites in Busan. First, visit Gamcheon Culture Village. Once a hilltop slum and refuge during the Korean War, it’s now a mecca for tourism. Next up: Gukje Market, where you can buy everything from souvenirs to household items and food. Finally visit the Jagalchi Market—watch the fishmongers at work or enjoy a snack in one of the food stalls.
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Busan Shore Excursion Private Tour : Haedong yonggungsa temple and more

Busan Shore Excursion Private Tour : Haedong yonggungsa temple and more

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This will be ultimate Busan 1 day tour packages covering handpicked toursites. You will be escorted and guided privately to each must-visit places in Busan without any language barrier or difficulty in Busan.
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  • 9 hours
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Busan City Tour - Haedong Yonggung Temple And Shopping in Lotte Premium Outlet

Busan City Tour - Haedong Yonggung Temple And Shopping in Lotte Premium Outlet

Experience Busan to its fullest on a stress-free private 8-hour tour. Skip the confusion of public transport and relax in all-inclusive transportation from your hotel. Listen to in-depth commentary from your personal guide as you explore scenic attractions, including Gwangan Bridge (featured in ‘Black Panther’), Dongbaek Island, and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Between sightseeing, enjoy traditional jimdak (soy sauce chicken) at a local gourmet restaurant.
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Cruise Layover : Small Group Busan Essential Tour

Cruise Layover : Small Group Busan Essential Tour

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With just one day in port at Busan International Cruise Terminal? In our tour program, you can come by major tourists spots in Busan including Haedong Yonggungsa temple, which is considered as the most beautiful temple in Korea, Gamcheon cultural village, Busan Internationanl Fim Festival Alley, Nurimaru APEC House and UN Memorial Cemetery,etc Professional tour guide will be with you and give you narration at tour destinations and about Busan! Tour guide will also recommend you good local food! It can be Korean BBQ, Busan fried chicken, Super famous korean seaweed soup with seafood,etc! * Why you should book with us? - Small group oriented - No compulsory shopping centers - Comprehensive tour of Busan ideal for first-time visitors - Small-group tour ensures that you maximize your time(Max 15pax).
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Busan highlight small group tour including Gamcheon and Yonggugsa temple

Busan highlight small group tour including Gamcheon and Yonggugsa temple

Are you seeking a smaller group tour with reasonalble price? do you want to see the best spots in Busan? This is best one for you. You are going to see both old and new Busan with this tour. Gamcheon culture village which is representative area of old Busan, we guarantee you can get best photo in Korea. Gukje market and Gwangbok-ro street are big place for shopping, you will see what the newest trends are in Korea. Mt.Hwangnyeong is better spot than Busan tower for observation. Haedong Yonggungsa temple is the most beautiful temple in Korea, the view in this temple is unique and you can see both buddhism and confucianism culture. As well as your tour guide is going to be very informative and friendly. you can see beatiful views, on the other hand you can also learn about history in Busan. This is small group tour, the maximum number is 7. So please do not hesitate to take your seat.
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Cruise Layover : Small Group Busan Highlight Day Tour

Cruise Layover : Small Group Busan Highlight Day Tour

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Do you want to maximize your cruise layover tour in Busan? In this program,you can visit major tour destinations in Busan, Most beautiful temple in Korea, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Santorini in Busan - Gamcheon Cultural village, APEC house in Dongbaek Island, Busan Tower where you can see 360 surround view of Busan, Jagalchi fish market, BIFF street that busan international film festival held, Bupyeong ggangtong market that so many good food are waiting for you,etc. You will also experience Busan Local food that locals love to visit! It can be Korean BBQ, Super famous seaweed soup with seafood, Pork Soup, Busan fried chicken! Besides, Your professional tour guide who is kind, accommodating and experienced will also give you full narration about tour destination and busan, which makes your day trip in Busan more special and memorable! Are you looking for quality tour with reasonable price, this is the one you want to!
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Cruise Layover: Full-day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

Cruise Layover: Full-day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

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Private Day Trips : Highlights of Busan City Tour, from Busan

Private Day Trips : Highlights of Busan City Tour, from Busan

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South Korea’s second city is heavily visited by national and international tourists alike. 'Dynamic Busan, City of Tomorrow’ - slogan of Busan - is famous for its spectacular beaches, fresh seafood, the biggest film festival in Asia and the most exciting and desirable new urban centre. Also, Busan was a rare piece of territory not captured by North Korea during the Korean War, that is why lots of refugees villages were created on the hills. The villages are still just as they were in the old days. In this way, Busan offers a vibrant contrast to Seoul’s modernity. On this 1dyay escorted tour, you’ll see all of Busan’s most beloved attractions and walk away feeling very familiar with the city. Let our locally-based English speaking guides help you explore our private tours will be done at your pace, guided by our licensed guides who are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Your tour itineraries can be tailored to you. We will ensure your memorable time in Busan.
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Busan Custom-made Car Tour (Tour that allows you to freely explore Busan city, Private Car Tour)

Busan Custom-made Car Tour (Tour that allows you to freely explore Busan city, Private Car Tour)

A custom-made tour that allows you to fully enjoy Korea, including the port town of Busan! A custom-made tour that allows you to fully enjoy Korean attractions, including Busan and Gyeongju! is. We will pick you up at Gimhae Airport, Busan International Passenger Terminal, your hotel, etc., and we will guide you to places that you can't easily go to, as well as places you would like to find in Busan. Please check the Busan sightseeing spots below and feel free to decide your desired destination on the day of the tour. Please select your desired sightseeing spot from the following itinerary according to the time of use!
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  • 8 hours
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Busan Small Group City Tour (Max.8)

Busan Small Group City Tour (Max.8)

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This experience will make you discover the true beauty of Busan and teach you about the culture and history of the city. I will also tell you fascinating local stories about each location on the trip.
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Busan Sightseeing Tour with gorgeous cafes

Busan Sightseeing Tour with gorgeous cafes

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In this tour program, you will absolutely visit major tourists destination in Busan! Special offer of this tour is you can visit pretty cafe with ocean view in Gijang! You may want to take a relaxing moment with coffee and nice view! This tour will make that moment for you! not like rushing group tour! Take a nice photo at the cafe and find your own peaceful time without any being bothered by other tourists! Haedong yonggungsa temple, Gamcheon cultural village, Busan Tower, and absolutely pretty cafe for your relaxing and truth moment of the travel in Korea! Adventage of the tour - Pretty café in Busan : Waveon cafe or Sinki industry cafe. - Small group Cafe tour(Max 15) - Day spent visiting Busan's most scenic locations & landmarks
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Winter 8 days Ski Jeju Busan Mt Seorak Seoul on the end Nov to Jan

Winter 8 days Ski Jeju Busan Mt Seorak Seoul on the end Nov to Jan

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South Korean winter is dreadfully cold, but here’s an idea to kick ourselves out of the sofa and the comfort cave. Open the window, and imagine inhaling some fresh mountain air. Let’s recharge our batteries by flying down the snow-covered mountains! Isn’t there no pleasure comparable in the winter, to drawing fresh ski-tracks on the pristine, untouched white slopes? We will venture into famous Mt. Seoraksan, through its lyrical valleys, rocky peaks, deserted fortresses and a Buddhist temple. The visit to a volcanic island of Jeju will delight you with its idyllic natural wonders. Busan is a famed metropolis of vacation by seaside that will add your trip a vivacious flair. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.
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Busan Tour

Busan Tour

You can tour all area in busan in just one day. Busan is no 1 tour place selected Lonry Planet. You can experience romantic beach, the most beautiful templs in Korea, modern shopping center, amazing skywalk, Jagalch, Kukje traditional market and Gamchun cultural village.. so on.
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Eastern Busan Tour : Along the Eastern Busan Coast (Starts 10:00)

Eastern Busan Tour : Along the Eastern Busan Coast (Starts 10:00)

Haeundae is the most developed and developing area in Busan. Haeundae takes its name from the ninth century Shilla scholor and poet Choi Chi-won (literary name Haeun, or "Sea and Clouds"), who according to a historical account, admired the view from the beach and built a pavilion nearby. A piece of Choi's calligraphy, which he engraved on a rock at Haeundae, still exists. Haeundae used to be isolated and remained undeveloped until the late 1970s and early 1980s. After the 1988 Seoul Olympics, hotels and other tourist facilites have been constructed on the beach area have been constructed. Today, you can watch the spectacular view of beach with loads of skyscrapers. We will look around most of the famous sea-view points with from traditional temple to modern skyscrapers. If you like to see the beaches, it is a must-take tour!
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Full-Day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

Full-Day Customizable Private Busan Highlight Tour

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If you want to make your tour private with your group, this tour will make it help. Just make your own time without any tourists but only your group! Friendly and experienced tour guide will bring you around Busan, wherever you want to visit in Busan! Just ask where you want to visit to my tour guide! There are so many places to stop by! Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Gamcheon cultural village, Taejongdae cliff, BIFF street for street food, Kukje market, Jagalchi fish market, Hot spring area in Busan, Centum city department store(biggest one in the world), Haewundae beach, Gwanganri beach for diamond bridge at night, Night Yatch, etc! Plus tour guide will bring you to good local restaurants! Enjoy Busan with your private tour service and make your own memorable time! Join us and make your own Trip! - Private air-conditioned tour vehicle, well cleaned - Experienced and accommodating tour guide - Local Food of Busan - Make your own plan, it is customizable private tour proram
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$225.65
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Private Airport Transit Tour in Busan from Gimhae airport

Private Airport Transit Tour in Busan from Gimhae airport

Here you can find tour for you to get the most out of your stopover in Busan airport ! If you want to make your tour private with your group, this tour will make it help. Just make your own time without any tourists but only your group! Friendly and experienced tour guide will bring you around Busan, wherever you want to visit in Busan! Just ask where you want to visit to my tour guide! There are so many places to stop by! Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Gamcheon cultural village, Taejongdae cliff, BIFF street for street food, Kukje market, Jagalchi fish market, Hot spring area in Busan, Centum city department store(biggest one in the world), Haewundae beach, Gwanganri beach for diamond bridge at night, Night Yatch etc! Plus tour guide will bring you to good local restaurants! Enjoy Busan with your private tour service and make your own memorable time! Join us and make your own Trip! - Private air-conditioned tour vehicle, well cleaned - Experienced and accommodating tour guide
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$300.00
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Private Full Day Tour of Busan Eastern Part Highlights

Private Full Day Tour of Busan Eastern Part Highlights

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Busan is a place where rich history and beautiful coastal scenery combine, but many of the top sites of interest are spread across the city and shoreline. On this tour, explore Busan and surrounds in comfort by private vehicle, and reach attractions including the Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Haeundae Beach, and Nurimaru APEC House with ease. Enjoy sweeping views over Mt. Hwangnyeong and Oryukdo Island from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, with round-trip travel from your central Busan hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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EdenValley Luge & East Busan Day Tour

EdenValley Luge & East Busan Day Tour

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Meet your friendly tour staff at your preferred meet-up point and hop onto the comfortable tour van/coach with other travelers as we head off to the EdenValley Luge. You will be briefed on the details of the tour by our knowledgeable staff and feel free to ask any questions if any. Reach EdenValley Luge around 10:20pm and enjoy 2 times of the exciting luge . After that, head to ANANTI COVE. After that, will go to Jukseong church and Haedong yonggung Temple. Will head back to Busan by 16:20pm and arrive around 19:00pm.
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Private 10 days Jeju&Busan&Gyeongju&Mt Seorak&Andong&Suwon&DMZ,JSA&Seoul tour

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Long history of Korea left behind many pulsating traditions that are still alive throughout centuries. Blended with futuristic modernity as a top country of pioneers in innovative technology, South Korea is a charming place that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. In 10 days, this tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island, and we will drive to characterful cities including Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Sokcho and more. The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit. The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.
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Busan : Beautiful ocean panoramic view at signature attractions by private van

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Discover Busan, Korea's second largest city and feel the ocean breeze by visiting Haeundae and nearby coastlines at your own pace and and avoid the hassle of organized group tour. Benefit from stress-free private transportation that will take you to the must-go attractions, Haedong Yonggung Temple, Songjeong Beach, Haeundae Dalmaji-gil Road, Dongbaekseom Island (Island of Camellias) with Nurimaru APEC House, and lastly Gwangalli Beach. Tour ends by dropping you off at your hotel.
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$156.17
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