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Beautiful and quiet temple

CY+c (18.04.14 ) There was not bigger than I guess, but there was good mood and view. Always the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Guri, South Korea
Superb πŸ‘πŸ» 😍 beautiful

I really like this place.worth visiting during winter and rainy season.gurye is awesome... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
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16 Apr 2018
“Beautiful and quiet temple”
12 Oct 2018
“One of many Korean temples. Not bad, not so good.”
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12, Hwangjeong-ri, Masan-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

You may choose a temple stay here after hiking the Jirisan. Or you may visit it on the way back to your lodging place from the Nogodan of Jirisan. Whatever, it's a good choice to visit. Peaceful and spacious. A typical Korean budhist temple.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dong L
Reviewed 17 April 2018

CY+c (18.04.14 ) There was not bigger than I guess, but there was good mood and view. Always the temple give me composure, and made me calm. The view was very good, and the atmosphere was good, too. We spend much time in there, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I really like this place.worth visiting during winter and rainy season.gurye is awesome place.😊☺️😘☺️😘☺️😘☺️

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank PrachiP168
Reviewed 12 November 2015

this temple in the foothills of Chirisan is well worth a visit for its treasures. These include the famous lion statue but also the hall with its three stories from the 18th century. These wooden structures rarely survive and always take my breath away. The...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

I visited this temple in conjuction with a stop in Gurye for a triathlon. Hwaeomsa temple has beautiful grounds and temple structures. It's a well kept and educational glimpse into Korean culture. Highly recommended if you are in the area with an hour to spare.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank atd616
Reviewed 11 November 2014

As part of our trip to Jirisan, and exploration of the Piagol valley later, this was a great way to spend the afternoon. It is certainly one of the best temples we have visited in Korea as the wooden structures gave it a real earthly...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Sonnypest
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Hwaeomsa Temple is one of the best in Korea. The location is exquisite, nestled in a beautiful valley in Jirisan National Park. The historic pagodas are from the Silla dynasty. Much of the wooden buildings we see today date back to the restoration of the...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank kjmagnuson
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I visited the Hwaeomsa temple over the Buddha's birthday holiday and was wowed by the location. In late spring, the mountains are lush and bright green with foliage, and the temple itself is beautiful. It's a long way from Seoul, anywhere from 4-6 hours by...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank jrh825
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