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Haedong Yonggung Temple (Haedong Yonggungsa) Tours

Haedong Yonggung Temple (Haedong Yonggungsa)
This impressive temple offers travelers an up close look at traditional religious architecture amid the stuffing backdrop of mountains and shoreline. Built in 1376 by a famed Buddhist teacher, Yonggungsa Temple is a rare gem in the landscape of South Korea.

Travelers can wander the grounds and explore its structures—which include a sanctuary that was reconstructed in the 1970s. Brilliant colors and a three-story pagoda decorated with hand-carved lions are hallmarks of this traditional sanctum. A tower of 108 stairs and several stone lanterns guide visitors to remarkable views and the meditative sound of waves. Though a popular destination for travelers and locals most any time of year, Yonggungsa Temple attracts more visitors on New Year’s Day, when people gather at sunrise to make wishes for the coming year. 

Practical Info

The temple is located in Gijang-gun in the northeaster area of Busan. It is open daily from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. The temple is free to enter but travelers in private cars must pay a parking fee. It is accessible via public transport by taking Bus 181 and getting off at the temple stop.
Address: 86 Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Busan, South Korea
Hours: Open daily from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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The seaside metropolis of Busan is absolutely Korea’s underrated travel destination. You will discover a whole lot of both chaos and beauty in this city nested between a side of a mountain and the ocean, from glimmering beaches and succulent seafood to pastel-colored, former slum villages. 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 request and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants. Air-conditioned tour vehicle will be provided for you and friendly, knowledgeable local tour guide will be with you all the time during tour! Join us! If you have any question, feel free to ask any time!
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