Seonamsa Temple Information

 
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Seonamsa Temple Information

Seonamsa is a beautiful temple located at the west end of Mt. Jogyesan. You have to walk about 1 km from the entrance to reach the temple. If you go along the valley, two rainbow shaped bridges appear; the large one at the back is Seungseon Bridge. Seungseon Bridge is designated as National Treasure No. 400, and it is Korea’s most beautiful arched stone bridge. Because it blends in so well with the valley below, it is often used as shooting location for movies and TV shows. Just beyond Seungseon Bridge is Gangseonru Tower, a fitting pair to the bridge before it.

Walk by the tower and you will come across a small oval-shape pond called Samindang. There is a small isle inside the pond, and an evergreen on the isle makes for beautiful scenery. Go further and Ilju Gate appears. Then various temple buildings come out. The big timber blocks of the temple buildings are impressive, and they blend in elegantly with the surrounding mountains. Anywhere you look, the structures harmonize with the nature surrounding them. The hiking course on the left of Seonamsa Temple takes you to Ma-aebuli, the 17m high sculpture engraved on a rock.

Seonamsa Temple is beautiful throughout the year, but it is especially inviting during the spring when all the bluish and brilliant flowers start to bloom, as well as in the fall with the autumn colors.

Operating Hours

8a.m.- 7p.m.(April-October) / 8:30a.m.~6p.m. (November-March)

Admission Fees

Individual: 20 and over- 1,500 won; 14~19- 1,000 won; 13 and under- 600 won


Group (more than 30): 20 and over- 1,300 won; 14~19- 800 won; 13 and under- 500 won

* Free for 65 and over / 6 and under

* Free on first Wednesday every month

Local Transportation

● Suncheon → Seonamsa Temple

- From Suncheon Station or Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus No.1 bound for Seonamsa Temple (30-35 min interval/40 minute ride).

- Taxi takes 20-25 minutes.

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