Jogyesa Temple

03144  55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

See & Do Attractions


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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버스도착정보 안내
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 910 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Jogyesa Temple

  • Spiritually important
    It was worthwhile visiting to see this important temple and our visit was enhanced by the various displays of lanterns and offerings for Buddha’s birthday. But it was more moving still to see the...
    Rating:5 DavidG8972019-05-13
  • Spectacular
    Worth a visit. The restoration is amazing. Understanding these ancient buildings is difficult for westerners. Beautifully maintained and the new museum is woth the entry alone. Lot of kids on...
    Rating:5 MNB552019-05-11
  • Go here around Buddha's birthday!
    It's a pretty small temple, not much to explore, but it's so worth the visit. Inside the main temple building you can see 3 big golden statues of Buddha (pay attention on where you should take off...
    Rating:5 trizamu2019-05-10
  • Paradise in the Centre of Seoul
    On our trip around South Korea with my husband we visited many temples and so we almost didn't visit this one- but I am so glad we did. On our last night we walked around the area and found...
    Rating:5 NatalieL2182019-05-05
  • Temple Stay - daily stay only
    Great time viewing the temple rooms, making crafts, traditional Korean soy flour cookies and sharing tea/experiences with one of the nuns.
    Rating:5 tsomoyog2019-05-04
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