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South Korea: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

When I saw the post How to Apply and Get a Korean Tourist Visa in the Philippines, I remembered that back in Autumn 2011, our family decided to visit Seoul and Busan, South Korea. One of our favorite places was the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple at Busan. The majestic temple is located on a rocky terrain facing the ocean. I would love to visit this place again in the near future to finally watch the famous sunrise while listening to the calming sounds of the waves. (Note to self: plan an itinerary with lighter activities!)

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

How to get there
Option 1: Take Busan subway Line 2 to Haeundae Station an leave thru Exit 7. Get on Bus 181 and tell the driver to drop you off at Yonggungsa Temple stop. You will also see a large sign saying “Haedong Yonggungsa Temple”. After the bus drops you off at the gate, you can start the approximately 10 minute uphill walk to the temple gates.

Option 2: If the buses are full or you just do not want to do the 10 minute uphill walk, just flag down a taxi.

If you need a map, visit the Tourist Information Center near the Busan Aquarium at Haeundae Beach.

Haeundae Tourist Information Center
Haeundae Tourist Information Center

More information: Visit Korea: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

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