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Address: 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist...

The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.

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Mesmerisingly beautiful gem

One of the most beautiful zen monasteries I have ever visited. The monastery is hidden away in the foggy mountainous backdrop. It is about 1.2 km away from the newest bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful zen monasteries I have ever visited. The monastery is hidden away in the foggy mountainous backdrop. It is about 1.2 km away from the newest bus station. You will have to go all the way to the top of the temple to see the ancient wooden block carvings of the Tripitaka. A must to see... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was let down by the security lines at the Tripitaka halls. I can only see some dark block of woods through the holes of the wooden wall. It was utterly a let down. With little information displayed, it's perhaps not as impressive as it seemed. At the time of my visit, the temple grounds were somewhat closed. Monks were... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were here as a group for an overnight temple stay. The location is beautiful as is the temple and the gardens. Temple stay rules are fairly strict. No smoking, no alcohol and the sexes are segregated at night (even married couples). Food is basic and vegetarian. You eat what the monks eat but you can bring in your own... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We reached the Haeinsa temple by bus from Daegu (Seobu bus terminal, 1-1.5h). The bus stops at the bottom of a small hill from which the temple is sign posted. We found it easily. To get back, the bus stops across the street and hours are posted. Five minutes before the bus arrives a clerk opens the ticket booth. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a place. Tranquilizing, peaceful place to rest your soul. We joined the free and easy package. Reach there at 430pm with a rented car. Its a bit hard to find but we bum into a local that needed a ride and direct us there. The check-in was simple and easy. A guy with good English hand us our bed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The temple, with its 80 thousand woodcut plates is a unique temple. Set in a pretty wood on a step climb, the temple complex takes forty to fifty minutes to view completely. Two issues: Don't expect to see the plates, they are not accessible. Access is difficult with public transport, a car is a much better option. Cost of entry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you drive dont miss 농산정 the stunning waterfall and rock If you drive to Haeinsa Temple, dont miss this beautiful waterfall and historical stone carvings calligraphy near at the ticket counter. You can park your car no the right ride and walk opposite and cross the bridge. 好美的瀑布, 水流很急。古时代的书法

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Amazing hike to the temple on the mountainside. I saw flowing rivers, wild boars, beautiful trees, and green, green everywhere as far as you can see. Then I got to the temple itself. It was amazing and although they closed off the main attraction, the wooden blocks were amazing. We lamented the fact that we couldn't get close to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The Haeinsa temple is home to set of 80,000 wood blocks that are engraved with the Tripitaka Koreana. They were created in the 13th century and are the largest set of wood blocking cravings in the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is a pleasant uphill walk (about 3/4 mile) from the bus stop to the Temple gate. There is a museum a short way up the walkway. You walk on a designated path, not on rough terrain. There are also bathrooms and a café on the way up. If you don't want to walk, you can drive to the gate.... More 

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