See ancient scriptures carved on wooden printing blocks at Haeinsa, a Korean Buddhism shrine that's also listed as a World Heritage Site. The temple's large depository of woodblocks has survived fires and wars and remains an important part of the country's cultural and religious heritage. The temple also offers accommodations, and an opportunity to see the daily life there. PutHaeinsa into our Hapcheon-Gun route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
We visited on a Saturday from Daegu using public transport and having read up in advance thought the buses would be very busy. We wer pleasantly surprised how easy the trip from Daegu was although at.... more »
The Haeinsa Temple is home to the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks - the most complete collection of Buddhists texts on 81,350 woodblocks with over 52 million characters. more »
The temple is located on up of the mountain so even after you take transportation to go there , you still need to walk up to reach the place.. on the sides down there's a lot of fascinating views that is like a piece of arts .. colored leaves .. red.. blue.. orange.. green.. it's amazing at spring time.
The temple is beautiful and I highly recommend it if you want to learn about Korean Buddhism. I did a templestay program with some friends and had a great experience. We had a monk teach us the proper way to bow and the importance and history of it. We saw the drum and bell ceremony which was very unique. You could feel the vibrations of the bell shiver through your body if you stand close enough. knowledgable They had the most energetic english guide. He was very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Haeinsa. We got to enjoy a 3 vegan meals prepared by the monks. The gift shops was nice to buy a souvenir and they even have a cafe that sells teas and coffee with a variety of pastries. 10/10 would recommend if you want to experience something new and unique. The temple is over 1000 years old and has a lot of history to be learned.
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