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Haedong Yonggung Temple

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Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902, South Korea
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Wonderful! Must-see in Busan.

This temple is special because of its spectacular location on the rocks overlooking the sea. This unique setting is not to be missed. You need transportation to get here from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is special because of its spectacular location on the rocks overlooking the sea. This unique setting is not to be missed. You need transportation to get here from the central part of the city, but it's worth finding a way. A must-see when visiting Busan!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views and scenery, so worth the visit. It's a working temple, so don't go expecting a 1000 year old site and structures. We went on a weekend, so it was very busy. Easy to get to from Haeundae Station by bus.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I been here two times before, but every-time when i visit here, i saw so many awkward things in there. most terrible temple i ever seen. but the first time sea view and temple's were so beautiful.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a high ground right by the sea with the big statue of Kwan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy facing toward the sea (in Vietnam, they call her 'Lady Buddha' to be seen all over the country and most prominently in Da Nang right above the bay where she watches over the fishermen for their well-being, so I'm not... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite Temple and The must to visit when you stay in busan . nice place to make merits can to go here talk by bus

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very serene quite place with plenty of local taste. Nice view of the temple on the beach. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my in-laws. The location is beautiful - on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Lots of uneven steps up and down to get there. Good statues, bridges, and buildings. However, it is spoiled with all of the commercial signs and stalls. Still worth the side trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very romantic and magic religious spot on a seaside. Many locals and tourists especially on weekend and holidays. Considered to be a sacred buddish place in entire Korea

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The statues and the views out to the sea are well worth visiting the temple for. However, anyone expecting a cultural experience will be a little disappointed as it is quite tourist heavy. It's possible to see everything in less than half an hour, but there is a nice coastal walk leading from the temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and serene Buddhist temple by the seafront. Perfect spot to watch the sun rise if you following the track to the left on your way in. One of the few Korean Buddhist temples I have visited which accepted donations by credit cards- which is a good thing as I couldn't find an ATM which is compatible with foreign cards... More 

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