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Gwaneumsa Temple, Jeju

#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Jeju
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled at the foot of a mountain, Gwaneumsa Temple is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of Compassion and adorned with countless statues, colorful murals, and paper lanterns. The whole area emits an atmosphere of tranquility with its koi ponds, cherry blossoms, ancient cave shrines, and quiet paths sheltered by tall cedar trees. The temple dates back to the period before the 10th century, when Tamra Dynasty ruled the country. Destroyed during the 18th century, when Confucianism was declared the only national religion, the temple was rebuilt in the 20th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Gwaneumsa Temple and other Jeju attractions using our handy Jeju online route planner.
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  • Before starting the Hallasan hike I checked out the Gwaneumsa Temple near the entrance to the trails. It’s in a secluded area and visited by mostly locals and not really a tourist spot. The big...  more »
  • It is very near city center although it is difficult to go there if you take public transportation. If you use your own vehicle, you can easily access it. As it is a calm place, you can get healing.  more »

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