Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Seoul: Bongeunsa Temple




August 10, 2023

Visit Seoul: Bongeunsa Temple

Despite being a very rainy day, we stopped at Bongeunsa Temple since we were very close by.  Coincidentally, there was a Korean Traditional Culture Festival Celebrating the 1228th Anniversary of Bongeunsa Temple's Founding, so it was pretty crowded despite the dismal weather.  

We entered through Jinyeomun Gate, the main entrance.  Those who pass through this entrance are said to be seeking the Real Truth.  
We walked up to the Daewoongjeon (Main Buddha Hall), and a ceremony was taking place while we visited, and nearby tents were offering food samples.  

Free food samples (look at all the mud in the background!)

Because it was super muddy and rainy, we didn't get to explore as much as we would have liked, but it was still nice to see throngs of people still showing up for the celebration to pay their respects.  

The temple offers daily programs, and even a temple stay for those wishing to experience more of Buddhism. 

Bongeunsa Temple
531 Bongeunsa-ro
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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