Exhibitions change twice a month. They also have a branch in Cheongdam.
Meditation Arui Seon
Meditation Arui Seon, based in a hanok (traditional house), offers beginner and advanced meditation, breathing, stretching and other...
The perfect place to unwind on a warm summer evening is under the shady fruit trees in this courtyard with flickering candles. In winter...
Old-world architecture meets new-world cuisine in this classy restaurant housed in a beautifully restored 1930s hanok that offers...
Cheondogyo Temple information
Lonely Planet review
Designed by a Japanese architect and constructed in 1921, this is a handsome baroque-style, red-brick and stone temple with a tower. Inside, the wood panelling, lines of chairs and plain decoration create an impression of a lecture theatre, although there are stained-glass windows.
Cheondogyo is a home-grown Korean religion containing Buddhist, Confucian and Christian elements that gathered momentum in the 1860s. Its members were key figures in the Donghak rebellion and the independence movements opposed to Japanese rule. The founder, Great Master Suun (1824–64), was executed for being a radical reformer. Followers believe that God is within everyone. Services (featuring lots of bowing) are held every Sunday at 11am. Men sit on the left and women on the right.