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Overnite temple stay with Sunmudo. The temple is about an hour by bus outside of Gyeongju South... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
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quite steep slope to reach the temple on the top .. use the cord.. a place for meditation .. and... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120, South Korea
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

First I should say that the temple itself is absolutely gorgeous. Surrounded by a quiet, hilly, green forest and carefully preserved shrines. It's worth just walking through, though remember that it's in the middle of nowhere. I didn't really know what to expect from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Overnite temple stay with Sunmudo. The temple is about an hour by bus outside of Gyeongju South Korea. After taking the train from Busan to Gyeongju, we hopped on a bus for our trip to Gulgosa. We arrived on a Tuesday ready to try archery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

quite steep slope to reach the temple on the top .. use the cord.. a place for meditation .. and nice view from the top

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BenoitY
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I really enjoyed my stay here. Most people only stayed a day and a half but I stayed longer to really get a feel for temple life. The monks, Sunmondo (meditation martial arts) trainers and staff were all very pleasant and focused in their duties....More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank TerryWanderingNinja
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It's a wonderful experience, especially if you have some knowledge in Buddhism. The daily program includes sitting and walking meditation, Yoga, Sunmudo training, morning and evening chanting services. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are vegetarian and very frugal. Rooms are, apart from futon and bedding, bare,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Ursula B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2days/ 1 night and would have extended if we had the time. The good - among the visitors are a lot of Koreans and you will get to know that many of them want to connect to budism closer than just visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the temple for 4 nights. My motivation was to experience the life of the temple fully (getting up at 4, eating vegetarian Korean food, train sunmudo, practice archery, meditate etc.) I did not bring in any snacks, used my phone rarely and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Lyra2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This experience is quite unique, and I would recommend a Temple stay here after doing a fair amount of research in advance of selecting the location. Be prepared to be pushed with the 4am wake up and martial arts training--much of it put me outside...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Heathwake
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend temple stay at Golgulsa. Moon, the coordinator is extraordinarily sweet, friendly and helpful. There is a schedule of activities and I would suggest getting there in the early afternoon so you can partake in them all. The tea ceremony with...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Evian_10
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Did a one day temple stay here and really enjoyed it. I had not originally planned to stay here, I was visiting to watch the Sunmudo performance but after seeing the signs and speaking to the extremely helpful and informative Luna I decided to stay....More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank John S
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