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Tongdosa Temple

108, Tongdosa-ro, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do 50501, South Korea
+82 55-382-7182
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Drive-in temple park!

It's a really big and interesting temple complex, but the most interesting is that you can get into... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Thanos F
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Athens, Greece
History and sights all in one place Stunning!!!!

To get here you can walk, drive, taxi or take a bus (then a 20 minuite walk approx). The temple is... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Paul C
,
Witham, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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108, Tongdosa-ro, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do 50501, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's a really big and interesting temple complex, but the most interesting is that you can get into the park with your car and you can drive through the whole park, from one temple to the other. The nature inside the park is, at least,...More

2  Thank Thanos F
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

To get here you can walk, drive, taxi or take a bus (then a 20 minuite walk approx). The temple is set in some fantastic landscape with forest, rivers and paths. Really is a tranquil place. I am not religious but even I admit I...More

4  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Hiking up the Yeongnam Alps to visit the largest zen Buddhist monastic complex in South Korea and the Buddha relics are preserved in several of the stupas. Reminded me of Ragjir/Vultures peak which I visited on my pilgrimage in India last year!!! We...More

2  Thank Jimmy K
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

To get to the temple you need to do a little walking or have a car. No buses go to the actual temple.it was about a 20 minute walk from the entrance (which cost 3000 won to enter, or I was just stupid and paid...More

1  Thank Timorhy P
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Located in southern part of Mt. Chiseosan, Tongdosa Temple is famous for not having any Buddhist statues in the temple. This is because the real shrines of the Buddha are preserved here. The name 'Tongdosa' was named after the belief that mankind can be saved...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The temple is famous for relics from Buddha, apparently the diamond shaped square which is not accessible as of today, holds a very small pieve of Buddha. Post his death. Its a key temple. Liked the fact that it seems to hold many monks and...More

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

One of the finest temples in the area. Excellent scenery and easy access with good parking. At the time of going, vehicular entramce was 5,000 korean won. Access to the mountains and good walks. Excellent architecture and open access to the buddhist temple and village.

1  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

The temple complex is large and has Budda relics, The setting is stunning and we were fortunate to be there for the end of day show of drums and gongs performed by the monks. Best temple experience of my visit. it is also the largest...More

4  Thank kathrnjd
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Tongdosa temple is one of the most beautiful temples we have ever visited (and we have been all over the world). The history is astounding, since it was the only, or one of the only, temples that survived the Japanese invasion. Most other temples...More

5  Thank JoanaLola
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

Learned more about the history and culture and basis of Buddhism in South Korea. To observe the way the monks lived and worked was an interesting insight into their lives.

2  Thank RJCundiff
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Martin T
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few hotels in Tongdosa as it has a theme park nearby, but I have not tried any as I live in Ulsan wich is just more than one hours drive away. Busan (the second largest city of South Korea) is nearby. It... More
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