Temple Stay: Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul)

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The view from the large sized Mireuk-bul statue at Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Introduction to the Temple:

Bongeunsa Temple is conveniently located in the posh neighbourhood of Gangnam-gu, Seoul. The temple was first established in 794 A.D., by National Teacher, Ven. Yeonhoe. There are quite a few unique features to this large sized temple including the large stone statue of Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha) to the rear of the temple grounds, as well as the beautifully situated and adorned main hall.

Bongeunsa Temple does two types of Temple Stay programs. The first is the more traditional one night and two days program that focuses on a temple tour, a tea ceremony, chanting, mediation, and Buddhist rosary making.

On the other hand, the other program that Bongeunsa Temple conducts is a two and a half hour activity every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A number of activities are available such as lotus flower making, mediation, and a tea ceremony.

For more on Bongeunsa Temple.

(Courtesy of the Bongeunsa Temple website)

Directions:

There are two ways to get to Bongeunsa Temple when in Seoul. The first way to get there is to take the No. 2 subway line, get off at Samseong Station and go out through exit No. 6, then walk about 5 minutes in the direction of the Asem Tower.

The other way to get to the temple is to take the No. 7 subway line, get off at Cheongdam Station and go out exit No. 2, then walk about 5 minutes in the direction of Gyeonggi High School.


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General Schedule:

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(Courtesy of the Bongeunsa Temple website)

Bongeunsa Temple Information:

Address : 73, Samseong-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-090 Korea
Tel : +82-2-3218-4895 / Fax : +82-2-544-2141
homepage : http://www.bongeunsa.org
E-mail : bongeunsa@templestay.com

Fees:

Adults: 70,000 won; Teens: 70,000 won; Under 13: 50,000 won (1 night, 2 days)

Adults: 20,000 won; Teens: 20,000 won; Under 13: 10,000 won (Every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Link:

Reservations for the One Night Two Day Temple Stay Program at Bongeunsa Temple.

Reservations for the Three Hour Temple Stay Program at Bongeunsa Temple.

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 (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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