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Yakchunsa Temple

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Address: 1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 697-320, South Korea
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+82 64-738-5000

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Beautiful orange trees surrounding the temple and some lovely cherry blossom trees. A nice temple with a lot of lanterns hanging . It can be skipped if you are tight on schedule... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Utkarsh B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful orange trees surrounding the temple and some lovely cherry blossom trees. A nice temple with a lot of lanterns hanging . It can be skipped if you are tight on schedule and have to visit several places in one day .

Thank Utkarsh B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful and serene temple. there is also an option for temple stay here. it's tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life so it will be a good retreat. There were prayers ongoing when we were there which was very relaxing to listen to. you can enter the temple through the side doors (not through the centre),... More 

Thank Georgina K
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is located on olle 8 trail and there is a bus that takes you directly there from Seogwipo (bus 140). At the entrance, someone might aak you to give 10 000 won to buy a bag of rice but you dont need to pay ... You can make a small donation instead. They alow you to take photos... More 

Thank migachan
Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

been to many temples and they are similar but this was worth a visit. folk were friendly and welcoming. little bit of walking and a few stairs

Thank Clinton G
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I'd like to do temple stay. but.. It was strange for me. No teacher or any guide, just slept in the temple. But the temple was big and interesting. Big Budda was nice (look like) & comfortable. The main building organized around 3floors and long painting within philosophical story.

Thank GZerS
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It's a big and majestic temple with beautiful architecture. Worth visiting. Don't forget to go up to the 2nd level where you can see directly the Buddha statues.

Thank Eugene_Sim
Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

In the front there is a bus stop. Along the road to the temple is full of orange tree. Big temple with beautiful decoration. Just feel silent and peaceful here. You can just go inside free of charge. I think this is the best temple in Jeju!

Thank Joelishzz
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Big temple, the most beautiful at sunset when monks prepare for their ceremony, ring bell and gong and the sun touches the temple by golden hand, monks are very friendly

Thank damjan475
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The temple is super huge and well decorated. There are three layers, the first layer is for the believers to worship the Buddha. Second floor is a place where you can talk to the Buddhist monks about your difficulties you faced in your life and have their spiritual purification. Of course, some ‘goodwill’ you have to forgive to this temple,... More 

Thank Marco C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It's one of Asia largest temple & you can really see how Buddhism in Korea is so widely spread. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you'll feel very peaceful when you visit this temple.

Thank typical_uranian

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