Introduction

Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located north of COEX, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple and renamed it Bongeunsa Temple.

Originally located near the Royal Tomb of King Seongjong, the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. The temple is home to 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa is held on the ninth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).

 

Address: 

531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Homepage: 

www.bongeunsa.org (Korean only)
www.templestay.com (Korean, English)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Bongeunsa Temple Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1.
- Walk straight for 150 m.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Free

 

Restrooms: 

Available

 

Parking Fees: 

Free for the first 30 minutes
3,000 won for each additional hour

 

Interpretation Services Offered: 

English, Japanese

 

tel: +82-2-3218-4800

zipcode: 06087

expguide: [Templestay]
- Overnight Templestay
- Retreat-type Templestay

* Refer to the website or make a phone inquiry for detailed information

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3218-4800,
+82-2-3218-4826

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