Situated in the middle of Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, Gilsangsa Temple was built on the site of a fancy restaurant called Daewongak. The restaurant owner donated her property which turned into a temple in 1997. Although Gilsangsa Temple has a relatively short history, it is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul, attracting many locals and international visitors alike. The temple also serves as a downtown cultural space by offering& variety of Buddhist programs like temple experience, classes on Buddhist teachings, and temple stay. The temple features Gilsang Seonwon (Zen center) and the House of Silence, which are special halls dedicated to practicing meditation. While Gilsang Seonwon provides meditation rooms for Buddhists with experience in meditation, the House of Silence is open to the general public at liberty to pursue personal meditation. Gilsangsa Temple also has a branch temple in Paris.



68, Seonjam-ro 5-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



N/A (Open all year round)



Homepage: (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)



How To Use


Parking Facilities: 

Available (Parking lot tend to be overcrowded, the use of public transportation is recommended.)





[Subway + Bus]

Hansung University Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
Take a Bus No. 1111, 2112 or village bus (maeul bus) Seongbuk 02 and get off at Gilsangsa Temple Bus Stop.



Additional Info





Korean Info. Service: 



tel: +82-2-3672-5945

zipcode: 02839

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3672-5945

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