Jeolla-do Area

Seonamsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage

Seonamsa Temple is a beautiful temple. It has a thousand-year history in harmony between human and nature, and is still there today.

Seonamsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage
Seonamsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage

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

Thousand years history Temple: Seonamsa Temple

Seonamsa Temple
Seonamsa Temple

Seonamsa Temple is a beautiful temple. It has a thousand-year history in harmony between human and nature, and is still there today. Despite the poor but woefully beautiful scenery, It is still beautiful.

The road to Temple is gentle. As you climb along the soft dirt road, clear stream, through a dense forest and the harmony of birds hasten the spring. 

Seungseongyo Bridge
Seungseongyo Bridge

As soon as you walk around the corner of the mountain road with a solemn mind, you will be able to see two picturesque red bridges, and your eyes will brighten. The bridge is called Seungseongyo Bridge. The Seungseongyo Bridge, designated as Treasure No. 400, is one of the few beautiful bridges along with Bihonggyo bridge at the entrance of Jangan Temple in Mount Geumgang.

Seungseongyo Bridge
Seungseongyo Bridge

If you walk up the valley, you can cross a small stream called Gangsunru and enter the grounds of Seonamsa Temple. Two Honggyo bridges are placed to cross the valley and cross it again, thereby greatly enhancing the beauty of nature. 

In addition, as a symbol of distinguishing the world from the world of virtue, It is surprising in the formative rituals and aesthetic sensibilities of the ancients.

Seungseongyo Bridge
Seungseongyo Bridge

Apricot blossoms that sheds light on Temple

Apricot blossoms that sheds light on Seonamsa Temple.
Apricot blossoms that sheds light on

Another beauty of Seonamsa Temple is the flower tree.
When one looks at the numerous plants, one cannot tell whether this is a temple or a arboretum. One of the most representative of them is the Gomok Apricot blossoms, called Seonamsa Apricot blossoms.

Behind the Daebokjeon Hall, there is an old Apricot blossoms that has been around for more than 100 years The twists and turns of the branches are unusual. It is literally a flower paradise when the rare flowers begin to bloom in the spring breeze.

Apricot blossoms
Apricot blossoms

The deep and clear spirit of tea

The deep and clear spirit of tea
The deep and clear spirit of tea

It is also famous for its tea. Fresh tea leaves from wild tea fields sponsored by Seonamsa Temple when spring sunshine is abundant.
Sunamsa wild tea made by steaming it 9 times and grinding it 9 times is a source of Korean tea culture.

Mouth is full of fragrance and clears my mind. For a moment, my mind and body are clear.

Seonamsa Temple
Seonamsa Temple

Current Status 
Historical site No. 507

Closed 
N/A (Open all year round)

Activity Information 
[Templestay]
* Experience programs
– 1 Night 2 Days: Adults 50,000 won / Teenagers 40,000 won
– 2 Nights 3 Days: Adults 100,000 won / Teenagers 80,000 won
– 3 Nights 4 Days: Adults 150,000 won / Teenagers 120,000 won

* Temple Life (day program)
– 2~4 hrs
– 10,000 won ~ 30,000 won per person
– For groups of 10 or more people

* Group Templestay
– 1 Night 2 Days: Adults 50,000 won / Teenagers 40,000 won
– 2 Nights 3 Days: 100,000 won
– 3 Nights 4 Days: 150,000 won

* Baengnyeonam Experience
– For groups of 10-30 people
– 30,000 won per person 

Operating Hours 
Sunrise – Sunset

Parking Facilities 
Available

Admission Fees 
Adults: Individuals 2,000 won, Groups 1,700 won 
Students: Individuals 1,500 won, Groups 1,200 won 
Children: Individuals 1,000 won, Groups 800 won 
* Groups: 30 people or more
* Infants and senior citizens (over age 65) are free of charge

Restrooms 
Available

Parking Fees 
Small-sized car: 2,000 won / Large-sized car: 3,000 won

Pets 
Not permitted

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