Bonguensa, Seoul Overview

Bonguensa is an ancient Buddhist temple in Seoul. It was founded back in 794 and after several renovations over the years today is a popular tourist spot

Bonguensa is a popular Buddhist temple located in Samseong-dong. The temple is home to a vast amount of Buddhist scriptures, around 3,500 of them, written in 13 different Buddhist scriptures. The temple gives it's visitors a chance to learn about the Buddhist culture and provides a peaceful place for relaxation. The most popular activity here, however, is the templestay programme, in which visitors can live the life of a Buddhist monk for a few hours and experience Buddhist practices such as Korean Zen meditation, Dado (tea drinking ceremony), and Balwoogongyang (a Buddhist meal with traditional bowls).

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