Buddhist monastery on the hills of Samgaksan Mountain in Seoul.
TRANQUIL. NATURE. ESCAPE. SPIRITUAL. DISCIPLINED.
Location: Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
Link: http://hwagyesa.org [Korean]
Info: Hwagyesa Temple
Rate: 50,000 - 60,000WON ($50-$60USD: Meals included)
For booking/info: Templestay
* May 17, 2011: Buddah's birthday. Most important celebration in Buddhism religion and celebrated accordingly.
* 1 or 2 day stay. Incorporate into your Seoul vacation itinerary.
Getting there from central Seoul:
- Take subway line No. 4 (Light blue line) heading the direction of "Danggogae". Get off at Suyu Station ( Count to 6th stop from the top on the map) and go out through exit # 3. Then transfer to the local bus No. 2 or city bus line 151 or 152 and it will take about 15 minutes to get to Hwagyesa. 10 minute walk up the hill following "Hansin University" sign. OR
- Take a taxi.
*** Tip: Have the following translate into Korean and show it to the bus driver or taxi driver:
"Suyuri", "Hwaygesa Temple near Hansin University"