Busan City Guide

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple


about Haedong Yonggungsa

Whereas most of Korea's temples are situated amongst the many rolling mountains, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple sits right alongside the crystal blue waters of Korea's southern coast in North East Busan.

First built in 1336, and reconstructed in 1970, this is a busy destination for tourists visiting Busan. That being said, don't let the crowds deter you... they are drawn to this temple for good reason.

According to Visit Korea, popular times to visit include New Years Day, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in April, and during Buddha's birthday celebrations when the temple grounds are illuminated with lanterns.

Location & Hours

Getting There

By Taxi: 해동 용궁사

By metro: Head to Haeundae Station and take Exit 7. Take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple.

Hours of Operation

5:00a.m. - Sunset


Free (Parking fees do apply)


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