Daxiongjeon was built in 1938 during the Japanese occupation period. The huge roof and raised cornices continue or even exaggerate the traditional Korean architectural style.
The photo was taken on New Year's Day and Buddha's Birthday last year. Who could have expected that 2020 will be so magically opened one year later?
The temples in the downtown area have a very long history and are small in scale. They are close to the roadside and can be entered and exited at will. There are two ancient trees in front of the temple. The buildings in the temple mainly include the Daxiong Hall, the Kek Lok Hall, and the Buddhist Central Museum of the Buddhist Bell Tower. Inside the hall is enshrined the statues of the Three Buddhas. They are shining golden. You need slippers to enter the hall. In the 7-story stone pagoda in front of the hall, there are real relics. On the day of Buddha Washing Festival, a grand puja will be held here, attracting Buddhist believers from all regions to come here.
This is an incredible shrine, just as good as the ones I saw when I traveled in Japan and Korea. I've never seen anything like this before, with brilliant lights and colorful nights. The golden Buddha statue is really spectacular. Love the lights on the trees and the heart-shaped corridors you walk through. The air is filled with beautiful fragrance of flowers, a very rare tranquil atmosphere. I discovered this place the next night, and now I come back every night to admire its magnificence. Really, five stars don't seem to be enough. When traveling to Korea with my husband, we visited many temples, so we hardly visited here-but I am glad we came here. We traveled all over the area on the last night and found ourselves so close here that we thought we should come in. It is beautiful. This is a quiet and peaceful place in the center of Seoul. We visited late at night and highly recommended. (Sorry-we visited last year, but I really want everyone to know it is worth a visit!)
Although it is busy outside, there is no noise other than the quiet bells and the monks' chanting, it is very quiet and comfortable, and it is beautiful, the designers are very clever at fusing the Buddha with plants
This temple is really beautiful. It's definitely worth a look whether you're religious or not, plus it's a free attraction -- pay attention to the exterior's colors along the roof. Take off your shoes before going inside to pray -- they have cushions available for you to kneel on and I saw a few people praying with Korean prayer books. Do note there is no photography inside and you should keep chatter to a minimum to respect others praying and meditating.
Absolutely beautiful Buddhist temple over 600 years old. Old White pine tree in the middle of the temple grounds.
Love this temple!!
The pre-eminent Buddhist temple within downtown Seoul, Jogyesa is the seat of the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism, and makes an excellent stop while you're in the central Gwanghwamun / Insadong neighborhood. I've taken lots of visitors to the city to this small, pretty collection of traditional pavilions, with their enormous ornate Buddhas, but my fondest memories of it come from the yearly "Lantern Festival" for Buddha's birthday each spring, when the courtyard is hung with thousands of colorful paper lanterns, casting rainbow-colored shadows and transforming the space with a festive atmosphere. The lanterns are normally up for a month on either side of the holiday, which varies with the lunar calendar.
Caoxi Temple was built in the Song Dynasty in Dali period.
Preston_Dominguez: 55 Ujeongguk-ro, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Coffee Bangatgan,Mix & Malt,Myeong Dong,Gyeongbokgung Palace,N Seoul Tower