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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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