We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bongeunsa Temple

73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
+82 2-511-6070
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Seoul 4-Hour Afternoon Tour Including the Han River Cruise COEX Aquarium and...
More Info
and up
Full-Day Gangnam City Highlights Tour with Lunch
More Info
and up
Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
It’s hard to believe that this large, beautiful Buddhist temple is situated in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty and serenity of this enchanting temple. You can even stay overnight for a fee.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coex mall” (57 reviews)
“big buddha” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090, South Korea
Samseongdong / COEX
+82 2-511-6070
Write a Review
Reviews (962)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 962 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so happy to be able to return to Seoul after five years and experience Bongeunsa again. This is a wonderful welcoming Buddhist temple located right in the heart of Samseong Dong / Coex area that allows for a quick respite from the hustle...More

Thank BSF578
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its Temple is opposite the Coex, a convention hall. When enter to main gate, colorful lanterns are floatting in the air, So tidy and beautiful! Inside the temple, there is an information counter, main building for praying, small building beside for activity and the stair...More

Thank SIRI A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had joined the temple tour, held every Thursday 2 pm, 20,000 won. Its all worth it. Our Korean guide tried her very best to explain in English. Must do in Seoul.

Thank osan f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunate to see the temple area with snow and without. What a calmness in the heart of a bustling area of Seoul! The grounds are beautiful and you'll forget you are across the street from a convention center. We spent about 1 hour walking the...More

Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice and peaceful temple in the middle of the city (like everything else in Seoul that is in the city....peaceful or not). People pray here so be quite. It was worth a visit...I like culture and history. I mindfulness I give this temple 4...More

Thank Neda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The spot is Buddhist temple located in the middle of skyscrapers Gangnam. But this temple is kind of very valuable downtown park suitable for 20-30 min. walk. As long as you wear neat clothes in common sense, you can enter the place (There is no...More

1  Thank HahnJR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was included in a half day tour. It's near the COEX center so easy to see it if you are headed to the aquarium. If you only have time for one Temple though go see Jogyesa, the chief temple

Thank Melanie N
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You can take subway directly to bongeunsa station and you will arrive right before the temple. You can spend around 1 hour here, sight seeing and pray. There is a COEX shopping mall across the road which is excellent for shopping and food.

Thank 214cheryln
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It was amazing to see how Koreans take time to pray at this temple in the middle of the day. The place was so serene and relaxing. So many great spots to take photos of too.

Thank Aprille R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a very quiet, beautiful and relaxing place to visit. I highly enjoyed walking there with friends

Thank JensinaB
Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by
Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important
business exhibitions and meetings are held. The
enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a
myriad of things to do and see, including a large
aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and
zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is
one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or
Nearby Restaurants
52 reviews
.21 km away
Brooklyn The Burger Joint Samsung
46 reviews
.30 km away
Black Pig Samseong Station
56 reviews
.32 km away
Obaltan Yeoksam
25 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Coex Aquarium
711 reviews
.28 km away
Jamsil Baseball Stadium
334 reviews
1.34 km away
Starfield COEX Mall
558 reviews
.48 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How can we join a temple tour with activities? What time should we be at the temple to join the tour? Do we have to book in advance?
13 October 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from H1270XMJohnG | Reviewed this property |
We only used private guides. If your party is 4 or more persons, the $100-125 per day is really worth it. Viatour has them.
kelly b
How late are the visiting hours for this temple?
15 July 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from ChaiMK | Reviewed this property |
This temple is open from 5.00 to 21.00 everyday.