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Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple

Free admission
546 Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

The Basics

Many visitors to the temple come to wander the complex and enjoy the surrounding verdant grounds and trails for a few hours. Beomeosa Temple is one of several in Korea that allows temple stays, where visitors both foreign and Korean can experience Korean Buddhist monastic life, either for a day or with an overnight stay. The program usually includes meditation sessions, tea ceremonies, traditional monastic meals, and hands-on cultural clinics.

As one of Busan’s most notable landmarks, Beomeosa Temple features on most sightseeing tours of the city, along with other popular attractions such as Gamcheon Culture Village, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan Tower, and Gukje Market.

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Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
$272.00 per adult
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Our Busan city tour was such an...
Our Busan city tour was such an amazing experience, we never thought we would love Busan rather than Seoul, probably because of Mr. Cooper, our English tourist guide, who did a really great job through out the day, he was well versed with all the locations, informative and trusted, find no words to describe how unique was this experience for us, furthermore, sufficient free time to do shopping, definitely will recommend this, 6 STARS Thankyou Mr. CooperBusan, we will back again soon xxx Grace from Chester UK
Grace, Jul 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Busan

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Beomeosa temple and Keumjeonsan Hiking Tour
HCLOH07, Nov 2019
Beomeosa temple and Keumjeonsan Hiking Tour with Korean BBQ
Our guide Harry Kim did not rush us as we hiked slowly up the Keumjeonsan Mountain. He paced himself and ensured we were safe at all times. Very thoughtful. He also brought us to eat very authentic local Korean food in Busan. We highly recommend Harry and this tour!
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Kyung Suh, our guide, was very...
Jose Michael G, Dec 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Kyung Suh, our guide, was very knowlegable of all the places we went to, specially the story behind the Gamcheon Culture Village and the history of the Beomeosa Temple. We enjoyed her company very much.
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Had a wonderful time in Busan! Our...
Kelly W, Nov 2017
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Had a wonderful time in Busan! Our tour guide was from the area and gave us such wonderful insight into the city. We were able to explore places that made us fall in love with Busan. Thank you!
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Wonderful way to see so many sites...
Carolyn2436, Sep 2017
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Wonderful way to see so many sites around Busan. My guide, Jade, was so nice and professional. He was very knowledgeable about Busan and its history. If you are visiting Busan, you should definitely book this experience!
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You need to go on this tour. Mr...
Daniel B, May 2016
Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
You need to go on this tour. Mr. Hong was an incredible guide, and we learned so much about the city. I wrote a longer review previously but for some reason Viator did not save it. Regardless, do not hesitate in booking this tour. Try and see if you can have Mr. Hong as the lead for your experience. Thank you for such an incredible part of my trip to Korea.
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This tour was everything it said it...
Madeline P, Aug 2015
Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
This tour was everything it said it would be. Booked for my family of four and we ended up having a private tour. Their tour van is very comfortable and was great for getting around town! Our guide, Young, was extremely knowledgeable and very kind and funny. I live in Korea but didn't know much about Busan, so this was a great way to learn more about the city's history and see all the sights, which are fairly spread-out. Lunch was included.
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This tour gives you the best Busan...
Mol F, Apr 2017
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
This tour gives you the best Busan has to offer, all in one day. Busan is a lovely city and worth a few days more to explore. Cooper, our tour guide was the best- knowledgeable and aiming to please. Highly recommended!
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a really holistic tour of Busan...
Eileen K, Dec 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
a really holistic tour of Busan! private tour, so very flexible on the timing. tour guide was really nice, friendly, and knowledgable too.. highly recommend it!
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The day we had booked the tour a...
brian b, Oct 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
The day we had booked the tour a typhoon hit Busan. The guide, Mr. Jong? still drove us to the temple and when the storm did not abate he offered to do the rest of the tour the following day. The tour was very enjoyable, well worth it and the guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, helpful, good English. We could not have asked for a better guide.
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good trip as the tour guide is friendly...
Siew Yong T, Sep 2016
Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
good trip as the tour guide is friendly and good explanation.
star-5
Very pleasant experience in Busan...
Angela D, Sep 2016
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
Very pleasant experience in Busan. Nice and much information shared by our tour guide Michelle Kim. At the same time I have to appreciate that Mr. Jacky Choi from Kangsan Travel agreed with our request of seeing the shore although it was not included in our tour actyvity. We have seen wonderful places and felt like were together our friends and not tour guides. Thank you dear friends. We hope to meet again. Angela from Romania
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This tour was great!!! We had such a...
Joy G, Apr 2017
Private Busan Highlight Tour with Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple
This tour was great!!! We had such a great time with our tour guide and saw all the places that we wanted to visit when we first began planning our trip. We had a enough time at each location and didn't feel rushed at all. Our tour guide was fun and spoke great English. He was also very informative.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Beomeosa Temple is a must-visit for first-time visitors and spiritual travelers.

  • Wear sturdy shoes, especially if you want to explore the hiking trails that surround the temple.

  • This is an active place of worship, so remember to dress respectfully.

  • Public restrooms are available at the temple.

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How to Get There

The temple is well-connected by public transportation. Take the Busan Subway Line 1 to Beomeosa Station and leave through exit 5 or 7. From there, you can either catch a taxi to the temple entrance or take Bus 90 to the Beomeosa Ticket Office bus stop. Alternatively, choose a guided sightseeing tour with provided transportation.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

The temple is open throughout the year, but if you can, plan your visit during the month of May, when the wisteria surrounding the grounds are usually in full bloom. To escape the crowds, avoid visiting on weekends and holidays, when many locals head to the temple as a starting point for hikes on Geumjeongsan mountain.

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Beomeosa and Seon Buddhism

The monks at Beomeosa Temple practice a form of Buddhism called Seon, better known as Zen in Japanese. The word “Seon” can be translated as “meditation,” and the monks here are known for practicing Sunmudo, a martial arts technique originally taught as a form of dynamic meditation and later used to fight back invaders.

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