After night, Caoxi Temple has no daytime noise, the crowds scattered incense fire extinguished all that remains is the wind and the lanterns under the blue sky, which are lit as if the infinity of the seven colored neon seas, to paint the solemn atmosphere with the shadow of the illusion even if you can't burn incense and godliness, even more regardless of whether it is When and where in the crowded city center of Seoul this oasis-like holy place has always stood like a bustling altar of heaven consoling visitors and believers with their devotion to Buddha ～
Built in the Japanese-ruled era in 1938, the huge roofs and darts still outshine or even exaggerate traditional North Korean architecture. Who could have predicted that the year after the first New Year's Day and the Buddha's Christmas would be so magically opened in 2020?
This is an incredible shrine, as good as I saw on my trip to Japan and Korea. I have never seen such a shrine, with brilliant lights and colours at night. The golden Buddha statue is just spectacular. Loved the lights on the trees and the heart-shaped corridors you walk through. Beautiful flowers in the air, a very rare atmosphere of peace. I found this place on the second night and now come back every night to enjoy its splendor. Really, five stars don't seem enough. We visited many temples when I was traveling with my husband in Korea so we barely visited here but I'm glad we did. We walked the whole area on our last night and found ourselves so close to this place we thought we should come in. It was beautiful. It is a peaceful and peaceful place in the heart of Seoul. We visited late at night and highly recommend it. ( Sorry - we visited last year but I really wanted everyone to know it was worth the trip!)
This temple is really beautiful. It's definitely worth a look whether you're religious or not, plus it's a free attraction -- pay attention to the exterior's colors along the roof. Take off your shoes before going inside to pray -- they have cushions available for you to kneel on and I saw a few people praying with Korean prayer books. Do note there is no photography inside and you should keep chatter to a minimum to respect others praying and meditating.
Absolutely beautiful Buddhist temple over 600 years old. Old White pine tree in the middle of the temple grounds.
Love this temple!!
The pre-eminent Buddhist temple within downtown Seoul, Jogyesa is the seat of the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism, and makes an excellent stop while you're in the central Gwanghwamun / Insadong neighborhood. I've taken lots of visitors to the city to this small, pretty collection of traditional pavilions, with their enormous ornate Buddhas, but my fondest memories of it come from the yearly "Lantern Festival" for Buddha's birthday each spring, when the courtyard is hung with thousands of colorful paper lanterns, casting rainbow-colored shadows and transforming the space with a festive atmosphere. The lanterns are normally up for a month on either side of the holiday, which varies with the lunar calendar.