Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul) (봉은사 (서울))


531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로 531 (삼성동)


Temples/ Religious Sites


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3218-4800,

Homepage (Korean only)


Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa.

Originally located near the royal maulsoleum (1km southwest), the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee, are stored here. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa, is held every September 9th of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).


+82-2-3218-4800, +82-2-3218-4826


N/A (Open all year round)

Activity Information

[Temple Stay]

- Tea Ceremony Experience, Temple Tour, 108 Bows, Buddhist Aervice, Buddhist Meal, Interacting with monks and etc.

* More information is available via homepage or phone-inquiry.

Parking Facilities


Admission Fees


Parking Fees

Free for the first 30 minutes

3,000 won for every one additional hour after

Interpretation Services Offered

English, Japanese


Not permitted