Sinheungsa Temple, Sokcho

The oldest Zen temple in the world, Sinheungsa Temple serves as a pilgrimage destination for believers from all over the globe, as well as a popular tourist site. You can take a cable car or go by foot through the intact nature to reach the architectural marvel of the temple which, because of its colorful, intricate design, is often considered work of art. See the painted and engraved walls and sculptures, of which the bronze statue of Buddha stands out as the most significant. If you're lucky, you might get to see some clothes belonging to a famous monk, which appear on display every once in a while. By using our Sokcho tour site , you can arrange your visit to Sinheungsa Temple and other attractions in Sokcho.
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  • The temple complex is comprised of a number of buildings, each in the traditional style. Beautifully decorated, they are well worth the pilgrimage for the faithful or just the culturally curious. Admi...  more »
  • It's next to a cable car, so it's not hard to find it, and the peak sits in the temple, which is currently under construction. It's quite impressive because there's a big Buddha statue
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  • Beautiful views from a beautiful temple. There is a lot of hiking trails around as well. A few cafes and such...there is even a Lotteria. This area is well worth a visit.
  • Located in the Mount Seorak Park. Beautiful scenery.
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