Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

4.1
#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Busan
Nestled up against the rocky coastline, Haedong Yonggung Temple offers sweeping sea views and a rare example of oceanfront medieval architecture in the country. Originally constructed in 1376, the temple has in the following centuries undergone several periods of restoration and reconstruction. Make your way along the 108 steps to the main part of the sanctuary, and you'll find the path lined with anthropomorphic animal statues representing the signs of the zodiac. Peel off towards the sea to get a panoramic view out over the water from the rocky viewpoint, where you can feel the breeze blowing and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Explore the main portion of the temple and find its numerous nooks and crannies, filled with icons, statues, and artworks dedicated to teachings of the Buddhist faith. To visit Haedong Yonggung Temple on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan day trip tool .
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  • Take Line 2 to Haeundae Station. From Exit 7, take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple approx 20 minutes later. There will be a stone post that indicates the direction of the temple. Walk uphill ...  more »
  • Incredible experience, it is tourist spot so it gets very crowded but nice walk to the temple and plenty of eats along the way to try. It has lot of narrow steps for beware for elderly visitors.  more »
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