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Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple

Free admission
546 Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

The Basics

Many visitors to the temple come to wander the complex and enjoy the surrounding verdant grounds and trails for a few hours. Beomeosa Temple is one of several in Korea that allows temple stays, where visitors both foreign and Korean can experience Korean Buddhist monastic life, either for a day or with an overnight stay. The program usually includes meditation sessions, tea ceremonies, traditional monastic meals, and hands-on cultural clinics.

As one of Busan’s most notable landmarks, Beomeosa Temple features on most sightseeing tours of the city, along with other popular attractions such as Gamcheon Culture Village, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan Tower, and Gukje Market.

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Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
$272.00 per adult
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Our Busan city tour was such an...
Our Busan city tour was such an amazing experience, we never thought we would love Busan rather than Seoul, probably because of Mr. Cooper, our English tourist guide, who did a really great job through out the day, he was well versed with all the locations, informative and trusted, find no words to describe how unique was this experience for us, furthermore, sufficient free time to do shopping, definitely will recommend this, 6 STARS Thankyou Mr. CooperBusan, we will back again soon xxx Grace from Chester UK
Grace, Jul 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Busan

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Beomeosa temple and Keumjeonsan Hiking Tour
HCLOH07, Nov 2019
Beomeosa temple and Keumjeonsan Hiking Tour with Korean BBQ
Our guide Harry Kim did not rush us as we hiked slowly up the Keumjeonsan Mountain. He paced himself and ensured we were safe at all times. Very thoughtful. He also brought us to eat very authentic local Korean food in Busan. We highly recommend Harry and this tour!
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Being on a cruise, we had only one day...
doerfferks, Oct 2018
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Being on a cruise, we had only one day to spend in Busan. Our group of six booked a private guide and car for a day-long tour on Oct 07, 2018. Jade Kim was our English-speaking guide and driver. Knowing our time limitation he created and flawlessly executed a tour that gave us the best views and highlights of the city. We saw a lot without being rushed and felt comparable the full day. The visibility was great so he chose to drive us up to the observatory mountain for a fantastic 360 view of the city and surrounding area. The views were amazing. Jade was also knowledgeable in our visits to historic places of Beomeosa Temple, the fish market, Gamcheon Culture Village and shopping areas. He drove skillfully through the streets of Busan. We had a Korean lunch at a family-run restaurant and time for coffee at the top of the mountain. Jade was pleasant, friendly, speaking good English, knowledgeable, which gave us a good sense of the city and memorable experiences. We highly recommend the tour and Jade as a guide.
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Very enjoyable tour of Busan. The tour...
Mark H, Oct 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Very enjoyable tour of Busan. The tour guide was friendly and flexible.
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Very happy with the tour : Our guide...
Suankwan, Feb 2018
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Very happy with the tour : Our guide was knowledgable and the trip was so personalised.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Beomeosa Temple is a must-visit for first-time visitors and spiritual travelers.

  • Wear sturdy shoes, especially if you want to explore the hiking trails that surround the temple.

  • This is an active place of worship, so remember to dress respectfully.

  • Public restrooms are available at the temple.

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How to Get There

The temple is well-connected by public transportation. Take the Busan Subway Line 1 to Beomeosa Station and leave through exit 5 or 7. From there, you can either catch a taxi to the temple entrance or take Bus 90 to the Beomeosa Ticket Office bus stop. Alternatively, choose a guided sightseeing tour with provided transportation.

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When to Get There

The temple is open throughout the year, but if you can, plan your visit during the month of May, when the wisteria surrounding the grounds are usually in full bloom. To escape the crowds, avoid visiting on weekends and holidays, when many locals head to the temple as a starting point for hikes on Geumjeongsan mountain.

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Beomeosa and Seon Buddhism

The monks at Beomeosa Temple practice a form of Buddhism called Seon, better known as Zen in Japanese. The word “Seon” can be translated as “meditation,” and the monks here are known for practicing Sunmudo, a martial arts technique originally taught as a form of dynamic meditation and later used to fight back invaders.

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