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Address: 622 Jungsan-ri, Songra-myon, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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+82 54-262-1117

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Beautiful Temple and waterfalls

I absolutely loved this place. The temple is a large complex, but it looks like most others. This is not why I went though. I went for the Moutain hike to the waterfalls. 12 falls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2016
Kris M
Iwakuni, Japan
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Iwakuni, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. The temple is a large complex, but it looks like most others. This is not why I went though. I went for the Moutain hike to the waterfalls. 12 falls in total and I made it to 8 of them. Absolutely beautiful. The trip was so easy. I used the Seoul Bus app to find... More 

1 Thank Kris M
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Korea with several waterfalls. It is a little tricky to get to though so make sure you check out the return bus schedule.

Thank Hayley B
Pohang, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Bogyungsa is one of the most famous temples in Korea. Nestled into the forest, this temple offers a scenic walk through beautifully laid walkways, fountains, and streams. Springtime visitors can take advantage of the beauty of the cherry blossom season, and stroll down the pathways as the royalty would have done. Perfect weekend trip to the temple and the surrounding... More 

Thank EndlessSummer33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

To reach the area from Pohang is easy, if you catch one of the direct buses (nr 510) that leave from city centrum. I took the one passing by Intercity Bus Terminal at 9.25 am and I got at temple stop (last stop) around 10.45. There is then a short walk between shops and restaurants before reaching the actual entrance.... More 

2 Thank Roberto C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

The temple is easy to get to from Pohang - watch out for the typo in the Lonely Planet guide to Korea that might direct you to the wrong bus. Once at the temple, make sure you use the toilets and don't get caught out by the loo paper being outside the toilet cubicle. The walk up the river gorge... More 

2 Thank Anna P
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

The bus from Pohang took about an hour and was very cheap to use. We caught it opposite the shiway bus station near Home Plus. The temple itself is beautiful and peaceful. Really great to walk around. The hut signed "Information" had, as we had come to expect, only the one word of English - the one on the sign.... More 

1 Thank 893philb893
Daegu, South Korea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Heard to say around. English translator interpreted as do not know of all the questions in English not answer I'm gonna. I'm sorry.

1 Thank Kim H
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

There are better temples to see in South Korea. But this one is near a series of waterfalls. If you're prepared to brave the throngs of people clogging the trails you'll enjoy the scenery. Be aware there are ALOT of people going up and down the trails. More often than not there are traffic jams along the way.

1 Thank JASON B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

A long (at least 50 minutes) but cheap local bus ride on the number 510 from Pohang takes you to this charming bhuddist temple, in a peaceful rural location where the bus terminates. The modest entrance charge (W2,500 as far as I can recall) also allows access to a long riverside walkway up through scenic gorges into the surrounding hills.... More 

4 Thank Downhill-Dave
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

A nice scenic mountain temple. Taxi fare from town to the temple was about 30,000won. Including waiting time and return trip, total fare was about 75,000won. By accident, we visited on Buddha's Birthday, and a significant ceremony/festival was occuring at the temple - so the serenity was slightly modified with 6,000 people there! Still, worth a look for a diversion... More 

Thank Mick J

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