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Very pleasant mountain surrounding

First of all, transportation advice for those coming from Gwangju - buy intercity bus tickets from... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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One of three most famous temples in Korea

Historically, Hapcheon Haeinsa, Yangsan Tongdosa and Suncheon Songgwangsa have been three most... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Seoul, South Korea
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100, Songgwangsaan-gil, Songgwang-myeon | Jogyesan Songgwangsa, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 540-933, South Korea
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

First of all, transportation advice for those coming from Gwangju - buy intercity bus tickets from U Square, 7,500 won one way, the journey takes about 1 hour 40 mins. The counter at U Square either doesn't sell return tickets or they don't understand we...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Historically, Hapcheon Haeinsa, Yangsan Tongdosa and Suncheon Songgwangsa have been three most famous temples in Korea. Even to non-Buddhists, it'll be a good visit to watch and experience this place. - About 60~80 min by bus from city center of Suncheon and it's the last...More

Thank JH L
Reviewed 29 March 2018

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
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 912christac
Reviewed 6 May 2017

this temple has two entries... beautiful setting and historic buildings, in particular the bridge, well worth the visit. The hike across to Seonun-sa is also worth doing

Thank H1732015
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
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
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
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
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

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