|Haeinsa Temple in South Korea|
What’s the story behind Haeinsa temple?
Haeinsa Temple usually known as the Temple of Reflection on a Smooth Sea and it belongs to the list of UNESCO World Hesitage Sites. My history teacher ever tells me that there’s a legend behind Haeinsa temple, not only one legend but two! How can’t you get interested when it comes to legends? Everybody loves legends, and the first version of the legends is that Haeinsa was built in gratitude of Buddhas’s mercy after two monks have successfully cured King Aejang’s wife, and the second legend from Choe Chi—Won accounts that the same monks have won the support of a wealthy dowager who converted her religion to Buddhism but whatever the legend says, how can’t you be grateful for an amazing temple standing so aesthetic?
What’s the best time to visit Haeinsa Temple?
The Haeinsa Temple is a good place to visit during any season to enjoy the various sceneries of each. Japan has four seasons, but the best time to visit Haeinsa Temple is during winter, you can enjoy the view up there looking at the perfect scenery to the snowy mountain. The temple is open for longer hours if it is summer, but in winter which is really snowy and cold, temple stays only take place on weekends, also, if you want to visit Haeinsa Temple you have to book the ticket first, sometimes including one night stay.
Where is Haeinsa Temple?
Haeinsa temple is situated in the mountains of Hapcheon Country in southeast Korea. The nearest city is Daegu so if you are in Daegu, there is accessible via train or bus, about 2 hours from Seoul. From there, the park is easily accessible by car—about an hour and a half bus ride or car ride from Daegu. The Haeinsa Temple xomplex is 30 minute walk from the bus stop along a meditation path so it is healthier if you take a walk while exploring the streets of Korea.
What’s inside the Haeinsa Temple?
There is a woodblocks hall the inside Haeinsa Temple, the storage halls known as the Janggyeong Panjeon. They are some of the largest wooden storage facilities in the world, and it is also the oldest part of the temple. If you go there, you don’t have to worry if you don’t have a place to stay, Haeinsa Temple also offers temple stay programs where visitros can experience Buddhist culture, you can get as many knowledge as we can. From up the top of the temple, you can also give a time for yourself to look at the breathe taking scenery, so don’t forget to bring your camera and take as many pictures as you can.