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Haeinsa One Night Temple Stay with KTX Round Trip Transfers from Seoul


Discover the cultural heritage of one of the three major Buddhist temples in Korea. Live like a monk for two days and get a glimpse of their journey to enlightenment with this overnight temple stay.

  • Monks
  • Temple 1
  • Hapjang
  • Temple 3
  • The Tripitaka Koreana
  • Temple 2
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • DAY1  
  • 10:25 Check-in at Seoul Station in front of Lotteria
  • 11:00 Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
    Make your way to Dongdaegu station on Korea's fastest high-speed train, the Korean Train Express (KTX). Operating at 300 kilometers per hour, not a minute is wasted as you get to your destination fast and comfortably.
  • 12:50 Arrive at Dongdaegu Station
  • 13:10 Transfer to Haeinsa Temple
    Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside as you ride to Haeinsa Temple in a car waiting for you.
  • 15:00 Arrival at Haeinsa Temple
    shutterstock_88723915 Upon arrival, proceed to the registration area where you will be briefly oriented by friendly monks. Then take time to get settled before getting to know the local way of life and exploring the beautiful temple grounds.
  • Leisure Time
    Korea_Haeinsa_Temple_shutterstock_251452396 Enjoy as you explore the temple. You can visit Janggyeong Panjeon, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of remarkable architectural beauty. It is also the location of the Tripitaka Koreana, believed to be the oldest and most complete copy of the Buddhist scriptures in the world.
  • 18:00 Dinner
    Balwoogongyang (monastic meal) One of the common practices when eating is quietly consuming food without making any sound and leaving any leftovers. This is done in appreciation of life and all people.
  • 18:35 Bell Pavilion and Evening Ceremony
    Join the monks as they go about their evening ritual. Get a glimpse into a vital part of their way of life and fascinating culture as they recite chants from the Buddhist scriptures.
  • 21:00 Lights Out
    After a day of learning and exploring, it's time to take your much-deserved rest.
  • DAY2  
  • 02:50 Time to Wake Up
    The day begins early for monks, time to wake up and prepare for the early morning ceremony.
  • 03:15 Early Morning Ceremony (Yebul)
    Monks With the continuous sound of a large drum, the early morning ceremony called Yebul begins. It is the act of paying respect to Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas and his disciples.
  • 06:00 Breakfast
    Balwoogongyang (monastic meal) Enjoy peace and quiet as you savor your first meal of the day while sitting on the floor with erect posture; the proper way to eat like a monk.
  • Leisure Time
    Jeondeungsa Overnight Temple Retreat Go on a last-minute tour of the beautiful temple grounds before you leave. There's more to see!
  • 11:00 Lunch
    Experience the monastic life one last time as you enjoy your healthy meal with the monks.
  • 12:00 Depart from Haeinsa Temple to Dongdaegu Station
  • 13:25 Arrive at Dongdaegu Station to Seoul Station
  • 15:10 Check-out at Seoul Station
    • Smoking and alcohol consumption is not allowed in the temple.
    • The meals provided on this tour are vegetarian only.
    • If less than 3 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • No halter tops
    • No sleeveless, collarless shirts or T-shirts
    • No short pants
    • No mini skirts
    • No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin
    • No see-through fabrics
    • Only luggage that you can personally carry is allowed
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Because the monastery is a religious sanctuary, participants are advised to refrain from showing public displays of affection, singing, dancing and playing loud music.
Additional Note(s)
    • Private rooms will be provided but men and women will stay separately. Rooms will be assigned on the day of arrival upon registration.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather, traffic conditions or temple situations.
    • Please arrive at your check-in location 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 10.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 5 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2 day
Availability Weekday
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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