Attractions

The representing temple Bongeunsa of Gangnam has kept a long history in a serene Zen meditation within the city. Seonbuldang of Sunbangin (The 64th tangible cultural asset of Seoul) was reconstructed in 1941 and it is known for its unique structures. Sungbang is open for Zen meditation of the public and Buddhism exploring program such as Zen meditation, buddhist traditional meal with four bowls, tea ceremony, Buddhist service, and many others for the people.

Bongeunsa Temple

  • Temple life program for foreigners
    Address : 531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (Samseong-dong)
    Contact :02-3218-4895
    Registered date : 2010-10-17 15:02:31.0
    Recommendation: 815, Hits: 3618
    Permanent Thursday Temple Life Program Guidance for foreigners
  • Temple signboard of Junghee Kim
    Address : 73 Samsungdong, Gangnam-Gu , Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-511-6074
    Registered date : 2010-10-17 15:26:03.0
    Recommendation: 787, Hits: 3277
    This is the latter work of the artist Junghee Kim (1786~1856). As is says ’71-year old person from Gwacheon writes in ill health’ on the left side vertically, this is famous for the writing during her ill health at the age of 71. It is told that she died after 3 days of this writing.
  • The first edition of few lines in the Avatamska Sutra of Temple
    Address : 73 Samsungdong, Gangnam-Gu , Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-511-6074
    Registered date : 2010-10-17 15:28:54.0
    Recommendation: 798, Hits: 3647
    Among the 15 kinds of 3,438 books kept in Bongeunsa, the 3,133rd xylographic book is the Avatamska Sutra of Temple. This Avatamska Sutra is the most sacred book representing Mahayana Buddhism. At first, it was separately translated and praised by Siksananda and Chingkwanduring the Tang Dynasty in China. This is called as the Avatamska Sutra and is evaluated to hold the most important key in Buddhism.
  • Seonbuldang
    Address : 73 Samsungdong, Gangnam-Gu , Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-511-6074
    Registered date : 2010-10-17 15:31:25.0
    Recommendation: 780, Hits: 3183
    Having a long history, Seonbuldang is located on the lower part of Bongeunsa. It was a Sunbang (good defense) for the public, and was reconstructed in 1941 where Shimgumdang was located.
  • Jangheungsa Myeongjongdong, Hongmu 25 years
    Address : 73 Samsungdong, Gangnam-Gu , Seoul, Korea
    Contact :02-511-6074
    Registered date : 2010-10-17 15:33:56.0
    Recommendation: 790, Hits: 3102
    On the side of the main temple, there is a small-sized temple bell of 60cm in height and 49.5cm in diameter which is well-balanced.
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