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The firsttemple with marital show

It's less than Bulgoksa in area and you will walkabout 1 km after the bus stop. I anyway enjoy... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Mrba-Mrba
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Changwon, South Korea
via mobile
Super cool

This temple was magnificent it really represented ancient Korean life back hundreds of years ago... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Prinster A
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Ansan, South Korea
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

It's less than Bulgoksa in area and you will walkabout 1 km after the bus stop. I anyway enjoy temples . if you have time go and see it. For the first time i saw that they practise a marital play named...Sunmo..and there is 2...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Mrba-Mrba
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This temple was magnificent it really represented ancient Korean life back hundreds of years ago it's a good place to go with your family a good stroll deep into the woods and it's nice to get away from the city life.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Prinster A
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We visited mainly for the free martial arts performance which takes place twice a day on certain days of the week (timings change occasionally, so it's best to check before you go). Though the performance was very nice, we were a bit surprised to see...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

I did the Temple Stay program from Saturday to Sunday. It was a very interesting experience. What separates Golgulsa from other temple stays is that they practice Sunmudo, sort of a zen martial arts. We watched the monks perform, and also had Sunmudo training in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Paula J
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Whether you are seeking inner peace or you need to spend some time in nature, collect your thoughts here. I did a one night two day stay here and completely loved it. If you have a car it is easier to visit for the afternoon...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

as I didn't stay for the temple stay or the martial arts performance, I found the temple not very interesting, as it is relatively new. The big Buddha carving is interesting, with a somewhat challenging climb. The temple is about 15 minutes away from the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

An arduous climb to this temple and buddhist retreat is worth a stop. You need about an hour or two unless you are staying to learn martial arts. Its a little tricky if you don't like heights but a truly magical experience at the top.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank sankes
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

It was not my cup of tea actually but it was great experience, I learnt many things especially about Buddhism. . how theyre living their lives I learnt chanting, meditation, sunmudo. I woke up at 4am for morning chanting and walking meditation it was hard...More

3  Thank rani a
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I do not recommend a sleep over at this place. You sleep on the floor with a blanket and small pillow only. You get up a 4 am, climb very steep hills, sit with your legs crossed for hours, and eat food that is not...More

Date of experience: April 2014
5  Thank DFWTX1950
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Our tour company reserved a night at this temple. We slept on the floor with only a blanket and small pillow. This place is dirty and smelly. If you spend the night, they expect you to get up a 4 am and meditate after you...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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