Bongjeongsa Temple

Bongjeongsa Temple, Andong

Bongjeongsa Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Chris Ruggaluffagus
Yorktown, VA267 contributions
Beautiful Temple tucked into the hillside
Feb. 2021
The other reviews will tell you about the temple. Bottom line, it’s a must see if you visit Andong.

Easiest way to get here is by car, but buses run to this site.

Pay the 2000₩ per person (adults) at the ticket booth at the bottom of the hill. You can drive up for an extra fee.

Free parking near the ticket booth along with two other parking lots just pass the cafe.

It can get crowded during peak season, recommend coming early.
Written 21 February 2021
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April Josephine
The Netherlands100 contributions
beautiful and traditional
Sep. 2020
I heard that it's selected as UNESCO world heritage, and indeed it is a beautiful traditional temple that I am fascinated. It has so much history in it so worth visiting
Written 27 November 2020
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Ahmad Irfan
Indonesia1 contribution
Bongjeongsa Temple
Jan. 2020
Cheondeungsan Bongjeongsa Temple is not far from where we live, and it is a good place to leave the busy city center for a while and have a quiet time. Visiting Bongjeongsa Temple is a place where you can forget all the fatigue of mind and body and enjoy the fresh air to your heart's content. In addition, unlike other temples that are becoming increasingly crowded, the quiet tradition of Buddhism in the mountains of Korea is maintained, so whether you believe in Buddhism or not, it is a great practice. Bongjeongsa is a temple built by Neung-in, a disciple of the ambassador of Ulsan, in the 12th year (672) of King Munmu in Silla. Cheondeungsan was originally called Daemangsan, but when Neungin was young, he was working on a sword in the rock cave of Daemangsan Mountain, and the heavenly fairy who was admired by the monk’s power, lowered a lantern from the sky and lit the inside of the cave. The cave was called'Cheondeunggul. After that, Neung-ins, who had practiced further, folded a paper phoenix with his sword and flew it. He came here and stayed to open the prose, and named'Bongjeongsa Temple' after the ``Phoenix has stayed.'' After that, the water was rebuilt six times, and the National Treasure No. 15, Geungnakjeon, National Treasure No. 311, Daeungjeon, Treasure No. 1614 Hubul Mural, Treasure No. 1620, Wooden Gwanseum Bodhisattva, Treasure No. 448, Hwaeom Auditorium, Treasure No. 449 There are Gogeumdang, Deokhuiru, Muryanghaehoe, Samseonggak, and three-story stone pagoda, as well as Yeongsanam, Jijoam, and Jungam as annexes. In particular, it is a beautiful temple where Taejo Goryeo and King Kongmin visited.
Written 5 October 2020
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia688 contributions
The visitor
Oct. 2019
The visitor approaches by a winding a serene forest path and then some steep stairs to this most perfect of places. There is no market, just a small gift shop.
Written 23 October 2019
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Graham Hill
Antipolo City, Philippines316 contributions
An old Korean Temple of worship.
Oct. 2019 • Friends
You pay at the entrance just off the village main road. Drive you car up the forrest hill climb to the carpark. We opted to walk the climb as it was nice and cool under the yew trees. At the Temple there were monks praying when we arrived, quite a peaceful place, not an awful lot to see, but at least many of the history plaques are in English as well as Korean. That I find is an unusual trait in Korea provinces. Maybe the Queen of England visit in 1992 had something to do with it.
Written 4 October 2019
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doofvfood
World2,770 contributions
Tranquil surroundings would have liked more time
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Due to the vagaries of public buses in Andong and the limited services we only had a half hour at the temple if we didn't want to wait another full 2 hours for the next service. Rushing to and fro from where the bus dropped us off, we only had about 10 mins at the temple and had to rush around which was a shame. What we thought was the oldest building in SK was actually the one in the square where the 3 storey pagoda was, painted in yellow, rather than the entrance building which greeted us at the top of the stairs. Very tranquil settings and some beautiful buildings. It's a shame we didn't have the time to enjoy it with our dependence on public transport.
Written 1 July 2018
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sarrang
Edinburgh, UK127 contributions
Best of attractions in the Andong area
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Having found the Hahoe folk village so disappointing, we decided to go to the temple. We missed the bus so took a taxi from Andong (18,000 Won) then took the bus back to Andong. The temple was probably the best attraction for us during our 2 night stay in Andong. A short, slightly steep, walk up from the car/bus park area. Not a busy place, fortunately, so we had a peaceful look around. Most buildings had signs with information in English. Well worth the visit, this salvaged something out of our trip to Andong.
Written 1 October 2017
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donga100
Brisbane, Australia198 contributions
My favourite place in Andong
Mar. 2015 • Family
We only visited here because we happened to be staying at Bongjeongsagil 200 Guesthouse just down the road. It was really great though, a really old (the oldest wooden building in Korea) and magnificent temple in an incredibly peaceful part of nature. We saw two wild deer, a woodpecker and a number of other birds here during our short visit. A couple of other people appeared to be there solely for the bird watching.
Written 25 April 2015
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm