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2-Day Buddhist Temple Stay (Sat & Sun)

By Kim's Travel

Features

Free cancellation available
2d
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring stay at a Buddhist temple in Jinbu-myeon

  • Immersing yourself in the life of a Zen practitioner

  • Truly spiritual experiences during several Buddhist services

  • Hiking through the trees in the forest of Mount Odaesan

  • The chance to eat traditional monastic meals

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    2-day guided tour to Woljeongsa Temple (Sat & Sun)

  • What's included

    Temple stay programme fees

  • What's included

    Temple accommodation for 1 night

  • What's included

    Lunch and dinner on Day 1 (Sat); Breakfast and lunch on Day 2 (Sun)

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Seoul city centre hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Seoul hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • This Temple Stay is on every Saturday.

  • Private room has a toilet inside the room (additional fee: USD 20)

What you can expect

Enjoy a 2-day experience that shows you the spiritual side of South Korea in the peaceful surroundings of Odaesan. Experience a stay at a Korean temple, with the opportunity to sample a day in the life of a Zen practitioner.

Day 1 (Sat) Start the tour with pick-up in Seoul. Enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Woljeongsa Temple, located on Mount Odaesan in Jinbu-myeon. Arrive at this majestic, verdant region and get changed into modest attire – trousers and a waistcoat – which fit comfortably over your clothes. Receive a brief orientation and learn about correct Buddhist etiquette inside the temple.

Sit down and savour the silence as you make Buddhist prayer beads until dinner is served. Before bedtime, in rooms separated for men and women, you'll have the unique opportunity of listening to the evening chimes of traditional Korean bells. Participate in a 30-minute Buddhist service, in awe of the monks' rhythmic rituals. Then it's lights out.

Day 2 (Sun) A new day begins with the ringing of the bells. Your first activity is a 30-minute morning service of meditation and chanting. Breathe deeply and reflect upon your once-in-a-lifetime experience. After a temple breakfast, explore at your leisure, heading to the mountain stream or hiking amongst the giant trees of Mount Odaesan.

Walk back to the temple for a traditional vegetarian meal, soaking up the calm stillness before your tour is completed with a journey back to Seoul.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Odaesan Mountain
  • Gangwon Province

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
    • Seoul

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