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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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

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Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 931 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Jogyesa Temple

  • One of the Most Beautiful Temples I've Ever Seen
    This is a quite unbelievable shrine, as nice as any I have seen in my travels through Japan and Korea. It defies belief that it is not better known I certainly have never seen anything quite like...
    Rating:5 Bozeman-Dublin2019-07-09
  • Beautiful, but confusing without a guide
    We visited on a Monday, when the museum is closed. The temple is worth seeing, and it's in central Seoul near the main palace and the US Embassy. But without a guide, it was hard to understand what...
    Rating:3 Person22019-07-03
  • beautiful temple
    Easy to find and get to. The temple was beautiful, some smaller temples were under construction though. The monks were really nice, and there were many people who prayed when i was there. Many...
    Rating:4 dianne c2019-07-01
  • Very UNIQUE Temple!
    I haven't seen a temple quite like this one before. The multi-colored lanterns strung up in the skyline are mesmerizing. You'll find yourself staring up there, unable to stop yourself. The temples...
    Rating:5 larryjman2019-06-23
  • Beautiful Buddhist temple
    A lovely, serene temple in the midst of Seoul with three giant Buddha statues inside and a 10-story stupa in which is enshined a relic of Buddha which was transported to Korean in 1913 by a Sri...
    Rating:5 Linda K2019-06-23
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