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Jogyesa Temple

45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea
+82 2-732-2183
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This beautiful, colorful temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea. Equally lovely is the courtyard, which is filled with vibrant lanterns and trees more than 500 years old.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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"buddha's birthday"
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"colorful lanterns"
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"chrysanthemum festival"
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"gold buddhas"
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"zen buddhism"
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"main hall"
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"monks chanting"
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"insadong area"
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"peaceful place"
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"downtown seoul"
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"busy city"
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"anguk station"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"take pictures"
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"walk around"
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"south korea"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Jogyesa temple is lovely, particularly with all the lanterns in preparation for Buddha’s birthday, but across the road is the templestay cultural program. You can walk in off the street and make a paper lotus lantern or have a tea ceremony with a monk...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jogyesa temple was the only temple we visited in Seoul as it was close to our hotel. The temple was being prepared for the upcoming Buddha's birthday celebration with lot of colourful lanterns. There were lot of local worshippers inside the temple. Its worth a...More

Thank sbh_nomad
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we were there today they were only days away from the Buddha Birthday celebrations so the place was looking really good. Hundreds of lanterns and more being made The outside was beautifully decorated Regrettably when there we couldn't see inside because it was packed...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place of calm to allow a break from the bustle around. We enjoyed a calm hour in the middle of the day just walking around the temple surrounds.

Thank Kev H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is the main one of the Buddhist Order, Jokye-Jong. Chosun Dynasty worshipped Confucianism and surpressed Buddhism whereas Shilla and Korea Dynasty worshipped Buddhism. There were rarely Buddhist temples in the center of capital city during Chosun Dynasty whereas there were many Buddhist temples...More

Thank likestar25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the small grounds of this temple. The colours were amazing and there was an extremely serene atmosphere here. Free to wonder around but some areas are restricted if services are happening.

Thank Travellover6128
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its near the palace and tourists attractions you simply can notice by the bright lampion hanging across the street, its temple for budha religious so we need to respect them and not just consider this place as one of place for photogrid. they actually doing...More

Thank lidyamelia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is colorfoul and silent in the center of a crowded metropole. A visit is worth it. But please respect the praying people and don't take pics from inside.

Thank Herr-Schlappschuss
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautfiul buddha temple in Seoul Lot of Decorations with lantern was made Many people come to pray Nice experience

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful temple in the middle of Seoul. We went in October when there was some type of flower festival and they had huge "sculptures" made of flowers. It was so colorful and impressive. I loved this spot!

Thank ckleclau
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Zhou F
5 September 2017|
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Response from cmimih | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, Jogyesa has a temple stay program but I don't know the details. I do know that there are a number of temples in S Korea that do offer temple stays--in more natural surroundings than Jogyesa.
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Zhou F
5 September 2017|
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Response from Triple_E_Travels | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can stay at the temple. There are a few all day programs but only one overnight program. You can check them all out on the temple stay website.
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Marylee B
29 May 2016|
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Response from Esther S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Marylee B: I am glad that you will have time in Seoul to visit this temple. It is open every day. There is a museum next door. Both are open to the public, and there is no cost to visit either the temple or the... More
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