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Korean Temple Stay Experience

Duration
2 Days
Prices:
On request

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: A truly unique and different experience. Stay overnight at a traditional Buddhist temple and spend time living the life of a typical Buddhist monk at the Geumsunsa Temple near Seoul.


Worship before the image of Buddha at dawn in zen-style, It is 4:00 a.m. and the power of the cosmos is waking. You awake to the sound of the moktak – wooden block- which greets the new day and proceed to the temple to read Buddhist scriptures with the sanga – Buddhist family – for meditation. You will experience life at a traditional Buddhist temple, the Geumsunsa, attracting truth seekers from around the world. 

With 600 years of history as a traditional Korean Buddhist Temple, Geumsunsa is famous for its beautiful surrounding nature in the Mt. Bukhansan (Mt. Samgaksan in the old days) National Park, and it is a branch of Bum-eo sa Temple, the 14th parish of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

It specializes as a concentrated SEON(Zen) meditation temple. Geumsunsa is located in Gukidong, Jongnogu, in front of Mt.Inwangsan, near the Blue House and Gyeongbokgung Palace, and only thirty minutes away from Gwanghwamoon Square. A mountain stream flows from Beebong Peak and Hyangrobong Peak in the Mt.Bukhansan National Park, passes under Hongyaekyo(Bridge of Nirvana) at the temple, and gives you the feel of the natural beauty of our temple, yet it is still located in the center of Seoul.

You'll be transferred by vehicle from Seoul to the temple and on arrival take part in a brief orientation and tour of the temple. Dinner and overnight at the temple.

 It should be noted that accommodation is basic and the food vegetarian.

The following morning, attend another service followed by a tea ceremony taught by the monks. Later you visit to the temple comes to an end as you are returned to your hotel in Seoul.

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Duration
2 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Seoul

Pick up at your hotel in Seoul in the afternoon and drive to Geumsunsa Temple for an immersive Korean Buddhist experience. Geumsunsa Temple is surrounded by nature in Mt. Bukhansan National Park. On arrival, take a brief orientation and temple tour and then begin your temple stay program which includes making 108 beads, an evening ceremony with bell striking and 108 prostrations. Enjoy a traditional Korean temple dinner.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Geumsunsa Temple

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    Geumsunsa Temple



    Geumsunsa Temple is located in Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, where you can see Mt. Inwang, where Cheong Wa Dae and Gyeongbok Palace are located. Pass through the Jahamun Tunnel, leave behind the North 5th Provincial Office at the entrance of the Gogi Tunnel and climb up the …

    Geumsunsa Temple is located in Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, where you can see Mt. Inwang, where Cheong Wa Dae and Gyeongbok Palace are located. Pass through the Jahamun Tunnel, leave behind the North 5th Provincial Office at the entrance of the Gogi Tunnel and climb up the Buksan National Park Bibong course, where you will find the first gate of Samsansan Gold Line, the first gateway out of the world.

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Day 2

Seoul

Early morning wake up call followed by a morning Buddhist ceremony with Seon meditation. Then have breakfast and begin Ulyeok (communal work). Afterwards enjoy meditation in the forest followed by a tea ceremony. Your stay will conclude in the late morning with a closing ceremony. Pick up at the temple and return to your hotel in Seoul.

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private roundtrip transfers between your hotel in Seoul and the temple
  • One night moderate shared accommodation (Korean style ondol room)
  • Temple activities as per itinerary
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

TB AJUINCESEO0721SG: KTS 2
21 Nov 2021
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