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Haeinsa Temple

122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
+82 55-934-3000
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful zen monasteries I have ever visited. The monastery is hidden away in the foggy mountainous backdrop. It is about 1.2 km away from the newest bus station. You will have to go all the way to the top of the...More

1  Thank Jimmy K
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I was let down by the security lines at the Tripitaka halls. I can only see some dark block of woods through the holes of the wooden wall. It was utterly a let down. With little information displayed, it's perhaps not as impressive as it...More

1  Thank eugenelim070
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were here as a group for an overnight temple stay. The location is beautiful as is the temple and the gardens. Temple stay rules are fairly strict. No smoking, no alcohol and the sexes are segregated at night (even married couples). Food is basic...More

1  Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We reached the Haeinsa temple by bus from Daegu (Seobu bus terminal, 1-1.5h). The bus stops at the bottom of a small hill from which the temple is sign posted. We found it easily. To get back, the bus stops across the street and hours...More

1  Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 5 September 2016

What a place. Tranquilizing, peaceful place to rest your soul. We joined the free and easy package. Reach there at 430pm with a rented car. Its a bit hard to find but we bum into a local that needed a ride and direct us there....More

1  Thank noobby
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The temple, with its 80 thousand woodcut plates is a unique temple. Set in a pretty wood on a step climb, the temple complex takes forty to fifty minutes to view completely. Two issues: Don't expect to see the plates, they are not accessible. Access...More

1  Thank Adrian Y
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you drive dont miss 농산정 the stunning waterfall and rock If you drive to Haeinsa Temple, dont miss this beautiful waterfall and historical stone carvings calligraphy near at the ticket counter. You can park your car no the right ride and walk opposite and...More

1  Thank Chin H
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Amazing hike to the temple on the mountainside. I saw flowing rivers, wild boars, beautiful trees, and green, green everywhere as far as you can see. Then I got to the temple itself. It was amazing and although they closed off the main attraction, the...More

Thank wallasian87
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The Haeinsa temple is home to set of 80,000 wood blocks that are engraved with the Tripitaka Koreana. They were created in the 13th century and are the largest set of wood blocking cravings in the world.

1  Thank savemoneyandhavefun
Reviewed 14 June 2016

It is a pleasant uphill walk (about 3/4 mile) from the bus stop to the Temple gate. There is a museum a short way up the walkway. You walk on a designated path, not on rough terrain. There are also bathrooms and a café on...More

Thank Vacati0nMania
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Hello, It looks , from your review, that you were not able to see the Tripitaka Koreana during your visit. Why is that so? is the temple worth the difficult transfer? Would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!
6 September 2016|
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Response from Chin H | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Tripitaka from distance. More than 5 meter. 2 sample of Tripitaka show in close distance. Don't expect to see thousand of Tripitaka. Personally, I don't think worth it to visit. You can see the replica of... More
Anne B
I would like to know the accommodation for a temple stay. We are a couple. Do we get a private room? Do we get a bed and mattress? Thank you for your answer.
23 February 2015|
Response from Brockenhagen | Reviewed this property |
We've not yet done a temple stay, but my understanding is privacy and comfort shouldn't be expected. I've heard it can be an amazing experience, but as the parent of younger children, it's something we haven't yet... More