Popular Religious Sites Attractions in South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine
Seoul·South Korea
4.3/5
180 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historical Site
Temple
The Jongmyo Shrine is a place dedicated to the Korean kings and kings. Because it preserves the ancient traditions and customs of solemn ceremonies, rituals and rituals, it is designated as a world cultural heritage. Visitors who love history must visit the four major palaces of Korea, the Jongmyo Temple and even the Tomb of the Joseon. It is a good way to understand the local culture.
Yakchunsa Temple
Seogwipo·South Korea
4.4/5
229 Reviews
Temple
1165 Daepo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 697-320, South Korea
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Busan·South Korea
4.5/5
253 Reviews
Temple
Haidong Longgong Temple is seen on the east coast of Busan and is a temple on the seaside in South Korea. The temple is surrounded by the mountains and seas. There is a landscape of sea water as well as multiple sculptures put together by Guanyin, such as four lions and three stone pagodas. The special scenery of the Dragon Palace is the 108th order and Sunrise Rock. From the entrance of the Dragon Palace, it is necessary to walk 108 steps to the temple, and Sunrise Rock is located in the center of 108 steps. During the lunar calendar in April, the entrance to the Dragon Palace is full of cherry blossoms and the scenery is very beautiful.
Bongeunsa Temple
Seoul·South Korea
4.3/5
129 Reviews
Temple
This ancient Buddhist temple has come close to demise several times in its long history. Constructed in 794 by the high-ranking monk Yeon-hoe, it later fell into disrepair during the Joseon Dynasty, which tried to repress Buddhism in Korea. It was reconstructed in 1498, and the next century, became the main temple of the Korean Zen sect of Buddhism from 1551 through 1936. In 1939, a fire destroyed most of the buildings, and other buildings were demolished during the Korean War; one of the buildings that survived holds the woodblock carvings of the Floweer Garland Sutra.
Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral
Seoul·South Korea
4.4/5
405 Reviews
Church
Myeongdong Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. Located in the city’s Myeongdong neighborhood, the cathedral was completed in 1898 and serves as a symbol for Catholicism in Korea. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Myeongdong Cathedral became a focal point for the democratic movement in Korea and has played an important role in the country’s expansion of human rights. The architecture inside the cathedral is quite beautiful and it very much is worth a visit.
Bulguksa
Gyeongju·South Korea
4.3/5
119 Reviews
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Temple
15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Beomeosa Temple
Busan·South Korea
4.4/5
152 Reviews
Temple
Ancient Pagoda
Historical Site
546 Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Gyeongju National Park
Gyeongju·South Korea
4.2/5
75 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Temple
873-243, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea