Jogyesa

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Jogyesa Temple
Jogyesa is a sanctuary of spirituality in Seoul. It was built in 1910 to serve as the head temple of Korean Buddhism. Free to the public, visitors can wander among two majestic 500-year old trees in the courtyard. Daeoongjeong, the main hall, is a solemn space where three giant golden Buddhas greet worshippers and the sounds of chanting perpetually fill the room. Guests may even arrange an overnight temple stay online for a deeper look into monastic life. May is a special month to experience Jogyesa as it transforms from a tranquil oasis to a hub of celebration. Thousands of colorful lanterns are strewn as a canopy across the complex to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday. The site becomes the epicenter of the Lotus Lantern Festival and starting point for its famous parade.
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55 Ujeongguk-ro, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-768-8600