Gorgeous temple and grounds in the hills of Gimcheon. The abundant cherry blossoms were blooming, not only pretty, but smelled soooo good. Some limited English spoken here. It is so peaceful and beautiful. My 16 year old and I stayed one night, could easily have stayed longer. You really learn to relax and slow down. The chanting/bowing was accompanied by drums and gongs that were beautifully haunting. We laid in our room at 3:30am and listened to the monks chanting and drumming. Surreal. We took meditation hikes, had tea ceremonies, talked to monks about Buddhism vs Christianity, had meals with the monks. Just an incredible experience. Stay at least one night to recharge. The rooms are bare, you sleep on a very thin mat ( more like a towel) on heated bamboo floors. Think camping......but so worth a tough night's sleep.
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