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29-7, Choeupcheon-ro 33beon-gil, Busan, South Korea
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Incidentally ran into this place...not a regret to have some nice shots..close proximity to city...relaxing

Thank ReynoldsW1
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

attended Lantern festival (29 Apr-22 May) in evening. I followed directions on the Visit Korea website, took Seomyeon Station then waited for bus 15 for 30 mins. tired of waiting, so left on an alternate bus and ended up walking for 30 mins. it was...More

Thank Eralyn L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I am not sure why this temple seems to be so underrated. It is much bigger and more elaborate than many of the other, more well know temples in the area. I love it here, one of my favourite spots in the city. The statues...More

1  Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We went there a week before Buddha's birthday so the area is well decorated and picture perfect. The area also has proper signages for the tourists.

Thank Ailene E
Reviewed 8 December 2017

One of the best temples we have visited so far. We visited in the early morning and liked the serene atmosphere to offer our prayer. Located at the base of a small hill, it is not far from Busan City Center. The view of the...More

3  Thank Niranjan D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

temple, busan, Korea After trekking up the hill towards the start of the mountain and dark clouds over my head I headed straight up to the slope of a minders road to hill horizon. On that hill I found a monastery and heard on approach...More

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It was our first experience of such event. We visited in the evening to look at all these lights. It was really beautiful, a lot of lanterns in different colors, atmosphere was amazing. You can get there by subway and then bus from seomeyon station....More

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Way much better than most of the temple I went with my family. Still, I couldn't get into the temple because of the stairs. Not wheelchair accessible. Had a lot of floats for the festival.

1  Thank MGFX1975
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Samgwang Temple is one of the most outstanding and spectacular old temples in Korea, and certainly in Metro Busan. Perched high on a hillside next to a regional forest park, it offers both a great view of the city and the relaxing ambiance of the...More

1  Thank bwald2014
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Due to I knew it's gonna be beautiful when the lantern lights is on, so, I went there in the evening, before dark and wandering till night, its getting crowded at night, but the view, the atmosphere is absolutely nice. You can do a bit...More

3  Thank XoXo X
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