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You may choose a temple stay here after hiking the Jirisan. Or you may visit it on the way back to your lodging place from the Nogodan of Jirisan.
Whatever, it's a good choice to visit. Peaceful and spacious. A typical Korean budhist temple.
CY+c (18.04.14 )
There was not bigger than I guess, but there was good mood and view. Always the temple give me composure, and made me calm. The view was very good, and the atmosphere was good, too. We spend much time in there, and...More
this temple in the foothills of Chirisan is well worth a visit for its treasures. These include the famous lion statue but also the hall with its three stories from the 18th century. These wooden structures rarely survive and always take my breath away.
I visited this temple in conjuction with a stop in Gurye for a triathlon. Hwaeomsa temple has beautiful grounds and temple structures. It's a well kept and educational glimpse into Korean culture. Highly recommended if you are in the area with an hour to spare.
As part of our trip to Jirisan, and exploration of the Piagol valley later, this was a great way to spend the afternoon. It is certainly one of the best temples we have visited in Korea as the wooden structures gave it a real earthly...More
Hwaeomsa Temple is one of the best in Korea. The location is exquisite, nestled in a beautiful valley in Jirisan National Park. The historic pagodas are from the Silla dynasty. Much of the wooden buildings we see today date back to the restoration of the...More
I visited the Hwaeomsa temple over the Buddha's birthday holiday and was wowed by the location. In late spring, the mountains are lush and bright green with foliage, and the temple itself is beautiful. It's a long way from Seoul, anywhere from 4-6 hours by...More