Busan (Pusan), South Korea
Temple Visit & Tea Ceremony
Local Sightseeing, All
USD USDPrice between $51-$100
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Approximately 3½ hours
Today, visit either the Beomeosa Temple or Tongdosa Temple. Beomeosa Temple is located at the eastern foot of Busan’s Geumjeongsan Mountain and was founded by the Great Priest Euisang in 678. It is one of Korea’s five great Buddhist temples, boasting a wealth of cultural and historical assets, set among the scenic beauty of a wisteria-covered valley and attracting local and foreign visitors. Alternatively, you may visit Tongdosa Temple—one of the largest temples in Korea—located between Gyeongju and Busan. Its buildings are strung along the surrounding mountainside, and it houses many fine statues in its shrines, with an excellent collection of artwork on display in the temple museum. Don’t miss participating in a Korean tea ceremony, with tea prepared from tealeaves in a traditional tea set, in keeping with the Seon or meditation practiced in Buddhism. Daseon Limi is often mentioned, implying the same result from tea-drinking and practicing Seon (searching for one’s true self). This meditation constitutes the core of Korean Buddhist traditions.
Due to limited capacities, the temple to be visited will be determined on the day.