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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
An air-conditioned coach will pick you up from your Seoul hotel between 8am and 9am to begin your full-day temple program. Unlike other temples, often located deep in the mountains, Myogaksa Temple sits in the heart of downtown Seoul. After the short transfer from your hotel, hop off the bus and into the 1,700-year-old culture of Korean Buddhism. Change into traditional robes and head to orientation, where you'll learn about the etiquette expected during your time at the temple. Spend the morning making a string of prayer beads, a process that involves stringing 108 (a sacred number in Buddhism) beads one by one, while prostrating between each – a physical act symbolizing the letting go of greed, anger and delusion in an effort to unlock the true self. Break for lunch, which at a temple, is a ceremony of its own, where you're encouraged to fill your empty bowl with a spirit of gratitude instead of greed. After lunch, practice drawing your attention inward during a meditation session before participating in a tea ceremony (dado) and enjoying a conversation with a Monk. Return to your Seoul hotel by air-conditioned coach at around 4pm. A professional guide is included in the experience, but optional gratuities and other food and drinks are at your own expense. Please note: A minimum of 4 people per booking is required.
Temple stay program
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach with driver
Food and drinks (unless specified)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please dress modestly
If you are not staying at a centrally located hotel in Seoul, please give the address where you would like to be picked up at checkout
A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.