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Gakwonsa Temple

San 98-83, Anseo-dong, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do 330-180, South Korea
+82 41-561-3545
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Nice and Serene

Gakwonsa Temple is very pretty and the multiple temples are colorful and picturesque.There is a... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Mayeli H
You love this place with Giant Buddha Statue!!!

One of the best escaping location from city. Just take a breath and walk around here. Spring is... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Atakan A
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Seoul, South Korea
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San 98-83, Anseo-dong, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do 330-180, South Korea
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+82 41-561-3545
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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

Thank Mayeli H
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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

Thank Atakan A
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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

Thank Julycho K
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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

Thank Sonia B
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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

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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.

Thank Ludo-Owen
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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

Thank StefanMayak
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A well planned and maintained temple about 10 minutes by taxi from town. A tranquil setting with many interesting elements. No English translation, but google translate works there.

Thank Darren H
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

This Temple is in beautiful setting. It was very late Fall when we went and still so lovely! The inside of the temple is gorgeous and there is the biggest Buddha statue in the country outside. It was built lately and in wonderful condition. Maybe...More

Thank 411MarianH
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Wonderful temple nestled amongst some large hills. The walk up to the top of the Buddha offers great views. I would recommend a quick visit here.

Thank K1 R
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