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2 Day Haeinsa Temple Retreat with KTX Train Tickets from Seoul

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Have a taste of monastic life in Haeinsa, one of Korea’s most prominent Buddhist temples. Join monks and take part in their particular practices such as the 108 Prostrations, Seon Meditation and more.


  • Day 1
  • 10:25

    Check-in at KTX Seoul Station in Front of Lotteria

  • 11:00

    KTX Seoul Station to KTX Dongdaegu Station

    Experience high-speed and hassle-free ride to Dongdaegu Station from Seoul Station by Korean Train eXpress (KTX).

  • 12:50

    Arrive at KTX Dongdaegu Station

  • 13:10

    Transfer to Haeinsa Temple

    Enjoy the views of the lush countryside as you depart from Dongdaegu Station to the beautiful temple of Haeinsa by a comfortable car ride.

  • 15:00

    Arrive at Haeinsa Temple

    Get welcomed by the monks upon arriving at Haeinsa Temple. Head to the registration area and get introduced to monastic life by watching an insightful video and listening to the temple guidelines.

  • 18:00

    Vegetarian Dinner

    Observe how monks eat their meals in reverence; by sitting in an upright posture while making sure that no single grain is wasted.

  • 18:35

    Evening Ceremony

    Join the evening ceremony and gain deeper understanding of the sacred Buddhist tradition at the bell pavilion; an architectural beauty that is commonly found in Korean Buddhist temples.

  • 21:00

    Lights Out

    Have a deep and serene rest after a day of getting to know temple life. Head to a private room provided for you and appreciate a peaceful and quiet night inside the temple.

  • Day 2
  • 02:50

    Time to Wake Up

    Start the day earlier than usual, a customary Buddhist practice.

  • 03:15

    Early Morning Ceremony

    Join the monks as they make their way to the early morning ceremony, the first Buddhist service of the day. Listen to their chants and observe how they pay respect to Sakyamuni Buddha.

  • 04:10

    108 Prostrations and Cham-Seon Meditation

    Take part of the 108 Prostrations, a Buddhist practice which aims to connect the mind and body by bowing one hundred and eight times. After clearing your mind from unnecessary thoughts, this will be followed by a form of meditation that will sharpen your alertness and concentration.

  • 06:00

    Vegetarian Breakfast

    Enjoy a hearty meal that will set you up for the day.
    Eat with monks in silence before going on another insightful temple tour.

  • 07:30

    Tripitaka Koreana and Temple Tour

    Visit Janggyeong Panjeon, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site built solely to preserve the Tripitaka Koreana. This is a massive collection of well-preserved Buddhist scriptures carved in over 80,000 wooden blocks.

  • 09:00

    Da-Seon (Tea Ceremony) with a Monk

    Meditate while drinking tea as your five senses work in harmony with each and every sip.

  • 10:00

    Leisure Time

    Explore the temple grounds on your own and get a wider perspective of the tranquil life inside the monastery.

  • 11:00


    End your monastic life experience with a delightful and healthy lunch prepared by the monks themselves.

  • 12:00

    Depart from Haeinsa Temple to KTX Dongdaegu Station

  • 13:25

    Arrive at KTX Dongdaegu Station to KTX Seoul Station

  • 15:10

    Check-out at KTX Seoul Station

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2 Day Haeinsa Temple Retreat with KTX Train Tickets from Seoul

Duration: 29 hour(s)
Available: Sat
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Inclusions: 2-day temple retreat program / Temple uniform / Round trip transfers / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Transportation fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking assistant
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  • 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.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 10.

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  • Any cancellations made within 5 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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