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It’s hard to believe that this large, beautiful Buddhist temple is situated in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty and serenity of this enchanting temple. You can even stay overnight for a fee.
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73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
+82 2-511-6070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an active temple with worshipers. The architecture is interesting and worth a visit. It will not take very long to visit the property.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 759mh
Reviewed 2 days ago

this temple in the middle of the city across the Intercontinental COEX hotel, is amazing; you will be surprised by the calm and serenity of this place; take a walk around and feel the power of this place;

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MFollowers
Reviewed 5 days ago

The temple is easily accessible by subway. It is located just across the road from COEX (where the aquarium is). Lovely temple with big Buddha statue. Just as I entered the temple, a magpie stopped in front of me. Did not miss the chance to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally across the street from the massive convention centre is this place of peace and quiet surrounded by the city. Great history and architecture,nice walks in the woods. Current construction on the site distracts a little but it's still easy to find a quiet place...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank evanltoronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is just next to Coex center. It is at a hill side. Though next to busy business buildings, this place is surprisingly quiet. Few people came during the noon when I visited. There are a few buildings there and takes some climbing to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank daywang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple that has a lot to explore. Little bit of uphill walking involved but it was great to see.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank bignellie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its just opposite the Coex Mall by walking distance and no entrance ticket needed. There is alot of people praying here as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank meowleng92
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit during your stay in Seoul. There are very old pictures that are Naitonal treasures, and other monuments to see. A must to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sungbim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this the last day I was in Seoul. Right near the hotel, didn't even know it was here. You can walk around the temple and even stay at night if you'd like. It feels very calm and relaxing even though it is surrounded...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brent H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to take in some living culture - be aware, this is a practicing temple, people go there to pray and reflect, so bring your best behavior! I can't tell you how many noisy, annoying tourists we saw! For us, we simply walked the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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17 August 2019|
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Response from Jinny J | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open 24 hrs
22 May 2018|
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Response from likestar25 | Reviewed this property |
From 9 am to 6 pm
Yeo Q
16 July 2017|
Response from Yappas | Reviewed this property |
Hi there -- you have to email or call the temple directly. I saw the sign when i walked in.