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Haeinsa Temple

122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
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“the bus” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you drive dont miss 농산정 the stunning waterfall and rock If you drive to Haeinsa Temple, dont miss this beautiful waterfall and historical stone carvings calligraphy near at the ticket counter. You can park your car no the right ride and walk opposite and...More

1  Thank Chin H
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Amazing hike to the temple on the mountainside. I saw flowing rivers, wild boars, beautiful trees, and green, green everywhere as far as you can see. Then I got to the temple itself. It was amazing and although they closed off the main attraction, the...More

Thank wallasian87
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The Haeinsa temple is home to set of 80,000 wood blocks that are engraved with the Tripitaka Koreana. They were created in the 13th century and are the largest set of wood blocking cravings in the world.

1  Thank savemoneyandhavefun
Reviewed 14 June 2016

It is a pleasant uphill walk (about 3/4 mile) from the bus stop to the Temple gate. There is a museum a short way up the walkway. You walk on a designated path, not on rough terrain. There are also bathrooms and a café on...More

Thank Vacati0nMania
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The temple is a bit of a walk up the hill and once there its a compact location Lots going on, gift shop, lanterns with good wishes for sale, coffee and book shop and a few places to snack. However, your main reason is not...More

Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

It is one of SAM BO Temples. Great. It is Beob Bo Sa Chal(Temple of bible). Many people think it is far from daugu, but actually it is shorter that the time between Seoul and Namiseon. In other word it will take one hour from...More

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Ancient monastery and temple from the 9th century. A must visit in any trip to Korea. Located on a mountain in a national park with one main temple, but 8 or 9 smaller temples within 1 km distance. Highly recommended (!)

1  Thank Yaron M
Reviewed 13 April 2016

For an intense but valuable introduction to the actual practice of Korean Buddhism stay in floor heated same sex ensuites and slip into a hermit 's routine. Options of freestyle stay give you space and time to walk around the stunning national park the temple...More

1  Thank Tisha S
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I read plenty about Haeinsa and felt compelled to go. Haeinsa is simply a must not miss when in Korea. The temple is not only filled with rich history, but it's nestled in a lush landscape (particularly in the fall) and the monks are very...More

Thank Louie M
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This famous temple is a must if you are in the Gayasan National Park area. As the matter of fact the hiking trails connect the temple with the local mountain peaks. We came via rental car and had to pay a fee at the Park...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Chin H | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Tripitaka from distance. More than 5 meter. 2 sample of Tripitaka show in close distance. Don't expect to see thousand of Tripitaka. Personally, I don't think worth it to visit. You can see the replica of... More
Anne B
23 February 2015|
Response from Brockenhagen | Reviewed this property |
We've not yet done a temple stay, but my understanding is privacy and comfort shouldn't be expected. I've heard it can be an amazing experience, but as the parent of younger children, it's something we haven't yet... More