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Korean Temple Stay

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 315

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 Golgusa Temple near Gyeongju.


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 Golgulsa Temple(Stone Buddha Temple), attracting truth seekers from around the world. Located at the foot of Mt. Hamwol, Golgulsa is the only temple cave in Korea. The temple was built out of solid rock during the 6th century by Saint Gwang Yoo and some accompanying monks, and was designed according to the architectural structure of India.

On the top of the temple stands a sculpture of the Maya Tathagata Buddha, which is Golgulsa's main attraction, and surrounding the sculpture are twelve rock caves used as a prayer sanctuary. Seven of the twelve rock cave sanctuaries are still standing today. Another main attraction is the Gwaneum Cave, which is the largest sanctuary of the seven still existing caves. To protect the sculpture of any damage from the wind or rain, a glass ceiling has been

Depart by train from Seoul and transfer to the temple where, on arrival, after a brief orientation meeting, you attend a service with the resident monks. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 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 return to Seoul by train.

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 315

Itinerary

Day 1

Seoul/Gyeongju

Depart by train from Seoul to Gyeongju and transfer to Golgulsa Temple. On arrival, after a brief orientation meeting you will attend a service with the monks including a sermon on the teachings of Buddha translated by the English speaking monks or temple authority. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Golgulsa Temple

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  • Golgulsa Temple



    The Golgulsa Temple (Stone Buddha Temple), attracting truth seekers from around the world. Located at the foot of Mt. Hamwol, Gulgulsa is the only temple cave in Korea. The temple was built out of solid rock during the 6th century by Saint Gwang Yoo and ...

    The Golgulsa Temple (Stone Buddha Temple), attracting truth seekers from around the world. Located at the foot of Mt. Hamwol, Gulgulsa is the only temple cave in Korea. The temple was built out of solid rock during the 6th century by Saint Gwang Yoo and some accompanying monks, and was designed according to the architectural structure of India.

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Day 2

Golgulsa Temple to Seoul

This morning you will attend a morning service at the temple together with the monks followed by a Tea Ceremony taught by the monks. Later continue your onward travel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night accommodation
  • Return train tickets Seoul/Gyeongju
  • Return transfers to the temple
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated
  • Meals as indicated

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 HANATOUSEO0718SG: KTS 2
30 Dec 2018
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