Haedong Yonggungsa Temple ( 해동용궁사 )

Haedong Yonggung Temple is a Buddhist temple in Busan (btw, a new Lotte Outlet mall has just opened up very close to here). This is the second time I have been here and would happily go again the next time I am in Busan (as it is a nice place to visit and there is an awesome Jja jang myeon (짜장면), Jjamppong (짬뽕) & Tang Su Yuk (탕수육) which always satisfies a hungry stomach).

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This time the cherry blossoms were blooming 🙂

 

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<— This way to Haedong Yonggungsa.

 

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A range of statues align the road leading up to the Temple.

 

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The steps leading down to the Temple.

 

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I wonder if those lanterns light up at night…

 

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A quick pic while the steps were empty.

 

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It is normal to try to throw coins into the stone bowl the statue is holding.

 

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Small statues of monks are placed on the ledge.

 

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Dragon Statue – they were doing some renovations at the time 🙁

 

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The main shrine were donations are made.

 

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Dragon / Turtle Statue.

 

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Another small shrine.

 

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A picture from above.

 

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A couple of happy Pigs (good luck).

 

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I’m still not sure if you can actually post letters here haha

 

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Rub Buddha’s stomach for good luck!

 

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Some scenic Vending Machines.

 

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The 12 Zodiac statues that are at the Temple.

 

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Small road stalls at the entrance/exit.

 

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The “famous” restaurant I mentioned in the first paragraph 🙂

 

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Pretty casual dining which is great.

 

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Jja jang myeon (짜장면)

 

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Jjamppong (짬뽕)

 

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Tang Su Yuk (탕수육)

 

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The menu which is reasonably priced.

 

If you have time, you could always visit the Gijang Crab Market via the 181 bus route shown below:


 

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4 thoughts on “Haedong Yonggungsa Temple ( 해동용궁사 )

    1. Hi Janine,

      I visited the temple on the 3rd of April. If you want to see cherry blossoms in Busan (normally it is best to go from the 1st April – 10 April). Please be aware the dates are different for each city (eg: in Seoul the cherry blossoms will open earlier or later than Busan).

  1. Thank you for making this post. It is extremely helpful. I have a question for you. I want to do a 1 day trip to Busan but would like to visit the Heading Yonggungsa Temple. What is the best itinerary for it? Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Linh,

      I would visit: Nampodong/Jagalchi, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Haeundae Beach/Dalmaji Road, Gwangalli Beach (at night).

      I you feel that you have extra time I you could do some shopping at Shinsegae Department Store after visiting Haeundae Beach.

      Hope that helps 🙂

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