Geumseonsa Temple is located within Bukhansan National Park, just behind Cheong Wa Da (The Blue House) and Gyeongbokgung Palace. The entrance to the temple is just off the hiking path to Bibong Peak.
After passing Banyajeon Hall, where Buddhist services are held, you will see a pine tree over 200 years old, and beyong that, a staircase with 108 steps leading up to Daejeokgwangjeon Hall in the temple's main area. To the right is Samseonggak House and Hongyegyo Bridge over the clear waters flowing down from the mountain.
Additional temple buildings include Mitajeon Hall and Yeonhwadang Hall, built in 2004 by Monk Beopan; and Jeokmukdang Hall, built using traditional construction techniques.
137, Bibong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
N/A (Open all year round)
How To Use
Take Bus No. 7212 from Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3) or Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5).
Get off at Ibugo Docheong Bus Stop.
Approx. 30min walk from the bus stop.
Interpretation Services Offered:
Templestay available in English
* Please call in advance.
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-395-9911,