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Templestay Korea: Bongsunsa Temple (+ Shuttle Bus)

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$30 USD

Availability

Every Friday except Sep 29, Oct 6 & 13

Minimum Pax

1 Person

Duration

8 hours

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3 days in advance

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Meet Location

  • Templestay Information Center near Jonggak Station (Line 1)

Included

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Templestay program at Bongsunsa Temple
  • Lunch
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Overview

Get away from the busy life and dive into the world of Buddhism with this special templestay in Namyangju, Korea.

Bongsunsa temple is especially known for its breathtaking natural scenery which includes the area of Gwangneung forest that was designated as the UNESCO Biosphere reserve. With this templestay, you will be able to walk through the forest opened exclusively to templestay participants.

Relax and learn how to control your body and mind with Bongsunsa's monk through this exceptional templestay program!

[Bongsunsa]
Situated in Namyangju city of Gyeonggi province, Bongsunsa temple's history goes back to the year 969 when Beopin, the national preceptor founded this temple as "Unaksa". The temple was renamed as "Bongunsa" in 1469 by Queen Jeonghui to pray for King Sejo's peaceful resting of the soul.
It was destroyed during the Qing invasion of Joseon, the Japanese invasion and the Korean war, but after years of repairs and restoration, it became the temple as it is now.

Price

PriceIncluded
Regular Price:
$30 USD per person
- Round-trip transportation
- Templestay program at Bongsunsa Temple
- Lunch

*The same price applies for both adults and children.

Itinerary

Friday Templestay Program - $30 USD
09:30amDepart from Templestay Information Center (Seoul)
11:00amArrive at Bongsunsa temple
11:00am~11:30amTour of Bongsunsa (introducing the temple’s history and cultural properties)
11:30am~12:30pmLunch making experience
(steamed rice wrapped in lotus leaves)
12:50pm~2:20pmWalking meditation in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designated Secret Forest (open exclusively to Templestay participants)
2:30pm~3:00pmMaking hanji lotus flowers
3:00pm~3:30pmConversation with a monk over lotus root tea
3:30pm~5:00pmReturn to Seoul (arrive at the Templestay Information Center)

*Round-trip shuttle bus from/to Seoul and Bongsunsa Temple is provided.

How to book

1. Complete your booking.
2. Check your email.
3. Enjoy it.

Please
keep in mind

1. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking on temple grounds.
2. Please refrain from screaming or singing loudly.

Cancellation
policy

3 days before the reserved date (until 18:00): 100% refund.
2 days before the reserved date (until 18:00): 50% refund.
1 day before the reserved date or less: Non-refundable.

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