Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan

4.1
#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Busan
Nestled up against the rocky coastline, Haedong Yonggung Temple offers sweeping sea views and a rare example of oceanfront medieval architecture in the country. Originally constructed in 1376, the temple has in the following centuries undergone several periods of restoration and reconstruction. Make your way along the 108 steps to the main part of the sanctuary, and you'll find the path lined with anthropomorphic animal statues representing the signs of the zodiac. Peel off towards the sea to get a panoramic view out over the water from the rocky viewpoint, where you can feel the breeze blowing and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Explore the main portion of the temple and find its numerous nooks and crannies, filled with icons, statues, and artworks dedicated to teachings of the Buddhist faith. To visit Haedong Yonggung Temple on your holiday in Busan, and find out what else Busan has to offer, use our Busan.
Create an itinerary including Haedong Yonggung Temple
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Haedong Yonggung Temple
Haedong Yonggung Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,260 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Came on on Monday late morning. Not crowded, have a good tour aorund the temple. Small temple and we took last then 30mins.  more »
  • Went there using Busan City Tour Bus. since we found it very difficult to go there via public transportation. However, the location quite far from the city center. But its worth the visit. the...  more »
Places to stay near Haedong Yonggung Temple

Plan your trip to Busan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Busan

See all ›
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.3
Duration:2 h
3.8
Duration:1 h
4.4
Duration:2 h

Shopping in Busan

See all ›
3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.5
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Busan

4.1
Duration:2 h
4.0
Duration:2 h

Hidden gems in Busan

3.8
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:4 h

Museums in Busan

See all ›
3.5
Duration:1 h
4.3
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Busan

4.4
Duration:2 h
3.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min