Seoraksan National Park

This temple complex that has stood on this site since AD 652 but has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. At the entrance are the Four Heavenly Kings (Cheonwang), while the main hall contains a trinity of golden statues representing various incarnations of Buddha. It's a 20-minute walk from the entrance of Seoraksan National Park.

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Nearby Seoraksan National Park attractions

1. Bronze Jwabul Statue

0.17 MILES

On the approach to Sinheung-sa you will pass this huge 10m-tall bronze seated Buddha statue.

3. Yukdam Pokpo

1.12 MILES

Yukdam Pokpo is a series of six waterfalls and a pond.

4. Geumganggul

1.23 MILES

This cave hollowed into the rock of Seorak-san offers worthwhile views of the valley. The 23 sq m cave was once used as a place to worship the stone…

5. Heundeul Bawi

1.24 MILES

This massive 16-tonne boulder is balanced on the edge of a rocky ledge and can be rocked to and fro by a small group of people. It’s a lookout on the way…

6. Gwongeum-seong

1.25 MILES

These remains of a fortress are thought to date to the 13th century. The easiest and quickest way to get here is to take the cable car.

7. Biryong Pokpo

1.31 MILES

This long, thin 40m-high waterfall in Seorak-san National Park gushes into a picturesque pool and and is a 2km climb up from the Seoraksan National Park…

8. Gyejo-am

1.31 MILES

A hermitage en route to Ulsan Bawi, Gyejo-am is a human-made cave where you can sometimes hear Buddhist monks chanting just before reaching the boulder of…