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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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122, Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 50200, South Korea
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+82 55-934-3000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to see all 3 jewels of temples in South Korea - Tongdosa near Busan that represents the Buddha because it houses the Buddha's sariras; Haeinsa near Daegu that represents the dharma because it houses the 80,000 wooden blocks of Tripitaka Koreana; and Songgwangsa...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We did a one night temple stay at Haeinsa and were utterly disappointed. It was a commercial exercise where several of us were accommodated in tiny ensuite rooms. We were herded around like school children in single file to the temple where we witnessed some...More

1  Thank Prasanna59
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I attended the regular week-end templestay program, I expected much better from the templestay : The monk was not speaking English. A translator was trying to translate but the monk kept interrupting her, showing no form of respect ! The food was exactly the same...More

Thank Chevalier A
Reviewed 10 May 2018

It is easy to get by bus here. You have every 40 minutes a bus. The bus station at Haeinsa is exactly 1.2km away from the temple and is a easy 15 minutes walk. The bus station is on the main street (Gayasan road), where...More

2  Thank swiss3
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I took the bus from Busan to get here in Gayasan National Park. It took a while but it was a very pleasant journey. I took the Bus to Goryeong, from the Sasang Intercity Bus Station; on the Green line. Once in Goryeong bus station...More

2  Thank tonydalbon
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The place is in the national park and is part of Unesco world heritage. It is well preserved and maintained. The place stores an important part of Korean history - wooden printing tablets.

4  Thank CirilB
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a cultural and historic site as it houses the Buddhist sacred texts, the Tripitaka Koreana. It is a peaceful and beautiful setting which is very well maintained.

2  Thank christinacone22
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

To here, takes for 1 and half hours by bus. And bus stop to temple takes for couple of minutes by walk. You can see wonderful nature during walk to temple. Temple is large so worth visiting if you come to Daegu.

2  Thank hughes1975
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is worth the effort to get here. (I took an 80 minute bus ride from Daegu.) It is beautiful, friendly and serene. I spent more time here than I planned because it was so peaceful. Be sure and have tea or a treat at...More

2  Thank Parisajamais
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went here because of its World Heritage status. The temple can be reached from Seoul through the nearest big city, Daegu. To complete my experience there, I did templestay as well. The booking at templestay website was easy but there was not any confirmation...More

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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
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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
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