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First Temple

Close to Camp Humphreys and a great first temple experience. Not a huge area. Remember that it is a... read more

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Seoul, South Korea
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First time in Gakwonsa

I go to Gakwonsa alone. Firstly, I go by a wrong way to Seongbulsa pagoda. I'll tell you in another... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
TuanTQ
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

Close to Camp Humphreys and a great first temple experience. Not a huge area. Remember that it is a place of prayer so be respectful, and do not enter prayer halls with shoes on. First visited in May 2018. This temple does not have as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elysiansoul
Reviewed 30 December 2018

I have visited in my last visit in South Korea. As a traveler, there is nothing for a high expectation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sssajin
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I go to Gakwonsa alone. Firstly, I go by a wrong way to Seongbulsa pagoda. I'll tell you in another post. I must comeback and I find a short way behind a building. It's shorter than the normal way to the pagoda. The landscape is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TuanTQ
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Gakwonsa Temple is very pretty and the multiple temples are colorful and picturesque.There is a large Buddha statue, and green hills above it that make it look beautiful. If you pass the big Buddha statue, there is a hike that leads up into the hills...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mayeli H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

One of the best escaping location from city. Just take a breath and walk around here. Spring is amazing with blossoms. You can take pictures with giant sitting Buddha which is one of the biggest in Asia. I love this place really quiet and silent...On...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Atakan A
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

There is the biggest sitting Buddha statue in Asia. First, the statue makes you amazed. And next, the place matches perfectly with Nature. I recommend visiting here in the spring. And on weekend, there are so many people so I hope you visit here on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank JulychoK
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was an easy 10-15 minute taxi ride from the Shilla Stay Hotel where I am staying in Cheonan. Gakwonsa Temple is rather small, but it does have the 2nd largest sitting Buddha, and it is impressive. It was very peaceful and serene. I did...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JoyfulTraveler7
Reviewed 12 July 2017

you can take bus number 24 and bus number 81 from cheonan expressbus terminal. better you go till sangmyung university and take a taxi (4000-5000 won) to avoid climbing the mountain ...if you are lazy. Great place to go with family and friends to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank cmbbsr
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Went there with a friend. Was a nice respite from the city on a very hot day. Nice walks around the temple and you can actually go to the top of the mountain.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ludo-Owen
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was honestly looking forward to seeing this temple since we were staying close by. Unfortunately except for its size it is rather average and does not have the intimate feeling the smaller ones possess. Compared to other smaller temples it is very touristic which...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank StefanMayak
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