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Address: 122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
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+82 55-934-3000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Great temple visit with lots of activities going on

The temple is a bit of a walk up the hill and once there its a compact location Lots going on, gift shop, lanterns with good wishes for sale, coffee and book shop and a few... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2016
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The temple is a bit of a walk up the hill and once there its a compact location Lots going on, gift shop, lanterns with good wishes for sale, coffee and book shop and a few places to snack. However, your main reason is not gourmet - temple itself. Nice golden buddhas and places to pray over a few floors.... More 

Thank FOL-1003
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

It is one of SAM BO Temples. Great. It is Beob Bo Sa Chal(Temple of bible). Many people think it is far from daugu, but actually it is shorter that the time between Seoul and Namiseon. In other word it will take one hour from central Daegu to Haeinsa temple. Goryeo Tripitaka (81,258 "Press") is here you can see through... More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Ancient monastery and temple from the 9th century. A must visit in any trip to Korea. Located on a mountain in a national park with one main temple, but 8 or 9 smaller temples within 1 km distance. Highly recommended (!)

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

For an intense but valuable introduction to the actual practice of Korean Buddhism stay in floor heated same sex ensuites and slip into a hermit 's routine. Options of freestyle stay give you space and time to walk around the stunning national park the temple is in. The indian reverb is strong as the park is named after Gaya. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

I read plenty about Haeinsa and felt compelled to go. Haeinsa is simply a must not miss when in Korea. The temple is not only filled with rich history, but it's nestled in a lush landscape (particularly in the fall) and the monks are very hospitable. From chanting in the temple to hiking, Haeinsa is a great place to get... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

This famous temple is a must if you are in the Gayasan National Park area. As the matter of fact the hiking trails connect the temple with the local mountain peaks. We came via rental car and had to pay a fee at the Park gate. After parking near the temple complex the rest of the exploration is on foot.... More 

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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I participated in the relaxed temple stay program on Oct and it was a great experience. I was the only non Korean speaker among the group on that day of stay. I was given a brief but informative tour of the temple in English and even during the chat with a senior monk, the staff was there to offer translation... More 

Thank Maverickiejerry
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Quite place, beautiful view. When I went to the temple, the local girl invited me to watch the activity: Monks beat drums. It's the experence I never tried before, deeply impressed. And also the temple has 80000+ buddhist woodblocks.

Thank amdnadna
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

This millenary old temple is a national treasure and is a symbol of Korean Buddhism. It is a Buddhist holy place located on high ground of 400 meters above sea level at Gaya Mountain. The most significant Buddhist sacred texts, the Tripitaka Koreana, are housed here. The grounds are beautiful and serene and the buildings are masterfully preserved. Do not... More 

Thank pbuntarl
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

One of Korea's primary temples, the complex is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, one of the world’s most significant Buddhist sacred texts, carved into 80000 woodblocks. The fact that they are locked away and visitors can't see them close-to did not detract from the magic of our visit. We caught the bus from Daegu’s Seobu (West) intercity bus terminal, reached... More 

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