Jogyesa Temple

03144  55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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Jogyesa Temple is located in central Seoul and it is one of Korea's major Buddhist temples. The temple also serves as headquarters for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest sect of Korea Buddhism. The temple's main hall is called Daeungjeon Hall and the famous statue of the seated Buddha is enshrined here (the statue is Tangible Cultural Heritage of Seoul No. 126). Baeksong, a white pine tree that is more than 500 years old stands next to Daeungjeon and it is Natural Monument of Korea No. 9. Due to Jogyesa's location in the heart of Seoul, huge numbers of tourists visit the temple to experience Buddhist culture. The temple hosts a temple stay program and the annual Lotus Lantern Festival.


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버스 번호 도착 정보
03144  55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
- Anguk Station (subway line 3) exit 6, 10 min. away on foot
- Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 2, 15 min. away on foot
- Jonggak Station (subway line 1) exit 2, 10 min. away on foot

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 960 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Jogyesa Temple

  • Festival
    We attended the Chrysanthemum Festival recently. The setting was beautiful with well tendered manicured gardens. Monks were chanting inside the temple and the atmosphere was joyful and serene. We...
    Rating:5 Koreasmart2019-10-13
  • Excellent
    This temple was very beautiful with many forms of Buddha. The garden with all the lotus flowers was also very beautiful .It felt really good to be there in the temple . It is a very peaceful place...
    Rating:5 Sharmila R2019-10-11
  • Lovely temple in the heart of city
    We enjoyed seeing this huge architectural temple.Outside the temple the area is developed with varieties of trees and flowers and buddha stupa with his disciples.I enjoyed this place spiritually and...
    Rating:3 sbgholse2019-10-09
  • Sthis is budist temple
    Great area to explore, has two 500 plus years trees, lovely place to go, with a diferent type of budismo
    Rating:4 575richardm5752019-10-05
  • Lovely temple in the middle of the city
    The temple was full of people at prayer.I enjoyed seeing a busy temple rather than an empty building. As a nonbuddhist,I found it a very interesting visit.
    Rating:3 hellp8422019-09-24
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