Bongeunsa Temple Stay (봉은사 산사체험)


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


Traditional&Cultural Experiences/ Temple Stays


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3218-4895 /
+82-10-5219-5770 (Korean only)

Homepage (Korean only)


Bongeunsa Temple, located on Sudosan Mountain in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, offers a 2-day, 1-night temple stay program designed to provide urbanites with an opportunity to take a break from their busy routines and meditate on Buddhist teachings. Every Thursday, the temple also holds ‘Thursday Temple Life’ for foreign visitors only. The temple has a volunteer group to help and accommodate the needs of foreigners attending the program.







Seollal (Lunar New Year), Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)

Activity Information

[Temple Stay]

- The 2 days, 1 night program begins at 14:00 on the first day and ends at 09:30 on the second day.

- Participants: groups of 10-30 people

- Fees: 70,000 won per person

- Features: Temple Tour, Tea Ceremony (Da-do), Baru Gongyang (formal monastic meal), yebul (the Buddhist ceremony), making prayer beads, meditation, conversation with a monk over tea, 108 prostrations

- Notices: Please wear socks and do not wear sleeveless tops or shorts when visiting the temple during the summer season.

[Thursday Temple Life (for foreigners only)]

- Period: Every Thursday / January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

- Time: 14:00-16:30

- Registration: On-site registration is available at the Foreigners’ Information Center.

- Fees: 20,000 won per person

[Group Temple Life]

- Period: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

- Duration: 1 day

- Participants: groups of at least 5 people (Groups of 30 or more people will be divided into smaller groups).

Parking Facilities




Parking Fees

First 30 minutes: Free

Each additional hour: 30,000 won

All-day: 20,000 won

Interpretation Services Offered

English, Japanese, Chinese