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Templestay Information Center

  • 71 Gyeonji-dong Map It
  • Jongno-gu

Pros

  • A unique participatory experience
  • The surroundings are often beautiful

Cons

  • Buddhist temples are known for their simplicity, not their luxury

Fodor's Review

For a truly unique experience, the Templestay program allows visitors to experience life in a Korean Buddhist temple. While the details will vary from temple to temple, the accommodation is generally simple but pleasant; note that the bed is a Korean-style futon on the floor. Programs usually include meditation and other cultural activities such as a tea ceremony or traditional Buddhist temple cuisine cook class. The focus here is on the experience itself, not the accommodations,

so be prepared for a predawn wake-up call. As temple programs vary, it is best to check out the website or visit the information center in Insadong. While the temples are spread throughout the country, there are a number in and around Seoul.

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Hotel Information

Address:

71 Gyeonji-dong, Seoul, 110-170, South Korea

Map It

Phone:

02-2031–2000

Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • All meals; Some meals

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