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Bongeunsa Temple

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Opening Soon Open from 3:00pm-10:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1 hour
Address: 531 Bongeunsa-ro, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82-2-32184800

What travelers say:

Wofeng comes to wish us a holiday  석가탄신일@봉은사错过了魔都的元宵灯会, I can't believe that in the Fengen Temple in other countries, I can still see such a beautiful light exhibition. Although the unexpected joy is also hit, the overall situation is slowly improving in Korea. It is also coincidental, the light here is a little smaller than the domestic scale, but the Buddhist theme is still quite interesting to see [insidious] [insidious] mainly less people can enjoy it.

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This ancient Buddhist temple has come close to demise several times in its long history. Constructed in 794 by the high-ranking monk Yeon-hoe, it later fell into disrepair during the Joseon Dynasty, which tried to repress Buddhism in Korea. It was reconstructed in 1498, and the next century, became the main temple of the Korean Zen sect of Buddhism from 1551 through 1936. In 1939, a fire destroyed most of the buildings, and other buildings were demolished during the Korean War; one of the buildings that survived holds the woodblock carvings of the Floweer Garland Sutra.
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