Haedong Yonggungsa Temple 해동 용궁사
OSIRIA Station (Donghae Line, exit 1)
Turn left upon exit. Walk towards the main road in front and turn right to the bus stop. 1 min walk. Take Bus# 1001 / 139. 4 mins. Get off at Yonggungsa Temple 용궁사 | National Institute of Fisheries Science 국립수산과학원 stop. Walk 40m in the direction as the bus moving off, turn right onto Yonggung-gil and walk all the way to temple. 12 mins walk.
by TAXI: Take the taxi from the taxi stand in front of the exit. 6 mins.
Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 7)
Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 7). Walk 20m to bus stop ahead, take Bus# 1001 (27mins, frequency 6-10 mins) / 181 (27mins, frequency 17mins) / 100 (32 mins, frequency 12-15mins). Get off at Yonggungsa Temple 용궁사 | National Institute of Fisheries Science 국립수산과학원 stop.
Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 7). Walk 20m to bus stop ahead, take Bus #Haeundae-gu 9 (24 mins, frequency 80 mins weekdays, 42-45 mins weekends) and get off at Yonggungsa Temple Entrance 용궁사입구 stop.
Walk 40-50m in the direction as the bus moving off, turn right onto Yonggung-gil and walk all the way to temple. 12 mins walk.
Haeundae Beach Square (near Sea Life Busan Aquarium):
walk 310m along the main road (Haeundaehaebyeon-ro) to the bus stop in front of Marianne Hotel (next to Fairfield by Marriot Busan). Take Bus #100 (27 mins) / #139 (38 mins). TIPS: Bus# 139 operates on the entire stretch of Haeundae Beach with several stops (Beach/Aquarium side). Get off at Yonggungsa Temple 용궁사 | National Institute of Fisheries Science 국립수산과학원 stop. Walk 40m in the direction as the bus moving off, turn right onto Yonggung-gil and walk all the way to temple. 12 mins walk.
by TAXI: Taxi from Haeundae Station/Beach, 20 mins.
For your return trip, there are taxi generally queuing at the temple entrance.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is a rare find of a temple along the beautiful shore line as most Korean temples are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the three sacred places related to the Goddess of Buddha of South Korea.
Its motto is 'at least one of your wishes will be answered here through sincere prayers'.
Walking down 108 steps, one can get close the the water edge with calming sounds of the waves and scenic views towards the main temple building.
At the the top near Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Sea water Great Goddess Buddha) is a breathtaking aerial view of the temple, the coastal line and beyond.
The temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Unfortunately, the temple was destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of Korea.
Monk Ungang of Tongdo Temple rebuilt the temple in the early 1930's. In 1970, the main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed with careful attention to the colours traditionally used in such structures.
In recent years, the areas around Haedong Yonggungsa Temple have developed a lot with the opening of Skyline Luge Busan in 2021 and Lotte World Adventure Busan theme park in 2022. Many of these attractions are within short walk or drive from Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
Ananti Cove resort town and Ananti Hilton Busan, located along the same coastline as Haedong Yonggungsa Temple have gained much popularity particularly with the locals as a wonderful seaside holiday destination with friends and families. It is only a short 5 mins drive or 25 mins scenic walk along the coastline from Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
Besides visiting Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, it is certainly worthwhile to spend a few days exploring the new attractions and nature beauty that Gijang has to offer.
Tourist Map of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple & Gijang
Bus Route from Haeundae Station/Haeundae Beach to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Map of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple & Attractions Nearby
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