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Songgwangsa Temple

12, Sinpyeong-ri, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 540-933, South Korea
+82 61-755-0107
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Magestic but friendly

Songgwangsa Temple was one of four Temple Stays that I visited when I was in Korea. All of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carole L
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Quito, Ecuador
Be prepared for a long walk

Since we went during the summer, the hot weather made the walk towards the temple felt much longer... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Christa C
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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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3 weeks ago
“Magestic but friendly”
10 Sep 2017
“Be prepared for a long walk”
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12, Sinpyeong-ri, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 540-933, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Songgwangsa Temple was one of four Temple Stays that I visited when I was in Korea. All of the Temple Stays were fantastic, but this one had a more intimate feeling of great age and history as one walks through the lanes. . The people...More

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Since we went during the summer, the hot weather made the walk towards the temple felt much longer. When we reached the temple, we strolled around for about 20 minutes and we're done. Perhaps a guided tour would have made it more interesting.

Thank Christa C
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

With the temple of the seoraksan national park the most beautiful temples of korea. We were there in August and there was nobody else visiting, so it is very quiet an you can relax watching those beautiful buildings and all the details on them. A...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

From Suncheon train station, take bus #111, it is long ride 80mins. Frequency of bus is 50mins. You can check the bus schedule time on the bus stop, or from the tourist information kiosk outside the train station. From my experience, the staffs didn't speak...More

Thank Yew_Juan
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The reason I'm giving this a 3, is partly because of my subjective preferences (I do not really enjoy temples despite being a Buddhist), because I didn't feel so much enlightened or what, and also because I didn't experience the temple lifestyle for the weekend...More

Thank Isabella R
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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

This was one of the nicest temples I've been to in Korea. The surrounding areas where equally as beautiful. We went by car and I think it might be hard to get to otherwise, but worth the visit if you can. Also dog friendly.

Thank Stodds73
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

I am not sure which Songgwangsa the previous reviewer was talking about but I discover there were 2 Songgwangsa. This one is in Jeollanam do, Suncheon si and is one of the distinguished three jewel temples in Korea. I hiked 6.5km through Jogyesan from Seonamsa...More

Thank nugetz
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Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend booked accommodation here and were told we'd be sharing a room. When we arrived we quickly realized that the temple was almost entirely empty with the exception of a few skeleton staff. They didn't have anyone on site to direct us...More

Thank MrCapeTown
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