Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

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Nestled up against the rocky coastline, Haedong Yonggung Temple offers sweeping sea views and a rare example of oceanfront medieval architecture in the country. Originally constructed in 1376, the temple has in the following centuries undergone several periods of restoration and reconstruction. Make your way along the 108 steps to the main part of the sanctuary, and you'll find the path lined with anthropomorphic animal statues representing the signs of the zodiac. Peel off towards the sea to get a panoramic view out over the water from the rocky viewpoint, where you can feel the breeze blowing and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Explore the main portion of the temple and find its numerous nooks and crannies, filled with icons, statues, and artworks dedicated to teachings of the Buddhist faith. To visit Haedong Yonggung Temple on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan.
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  • Heavily commercialized and quite crowded. Not exactly a place of quiet contemplation, especially when the jet-skis are zipping around. Nice view of the Hilton Hotel, though.  more »
  • I came here on an East Coast Culture Tour so my time was limited. I would have liked to have at least 3-4 hours to explore and appreciate the views of both the sea and temple. I really enjoyed the...  more »
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