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Geumsunsa Overnight Temple Retreat with Round Trip Transfers from Seoul

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Get to know the thousand-year-old heritage of Korean Buddhism at Geumsunsa temple! Live like a monk and gain first-hand insight into their lifestyle as you take part in temple rituals and ceremonies.


  • Day 1
  • 13:15

    Meet-Up at The Plaza Hotel Lobby

  • Proposed Schedule

    All activities indicated below, except for meal and travel schedules, are subject to change according to your preference.

  • 13:30

    Depart for Geumsunsa Temple

  • 14:30

    Arrival and Registration at Geumsunsa Temple

    Upon arrival, you will be guided to the registration area of Geumsunsa temple and will also be given your room assignment. You can take some time to get settled before proceeding to the orientation area.

  • 15:30


    Be greeted by luscious fauna as you pass through the forest gate into the temple. Upon entering, you will be oriented into the way of life and culture of the monks as well as the basic regulations within the temple.

  • 16:00

    Self-Control Schedule

    Learn how to control your emotions and strengthen your inner will as you take part in this self-control ceremony.

  • 17:30

    Vegetarian Dinner

    Have a peaceful vegetarian dinner with the monks while maintaining an upright posture throughout. Enjoy peace and quiet as you eat in silence; consuming everything down to the last grain.

  • 18:30

    Evening Buddhist Chanting Ceremony

    Hear the harmonious chants and solemn prayers of monks in the evening ceremony. Observe their dedication and passion in following the wisdom taught by Sakyamuni Buddha.

  • 19:00

    Self-Control Schedule

  • Day 2
  • 04:30

    Wake Up

  • 05:00

    Early Morning Ceremony

    Liven up your day by participating in the early morning ceremony; a perfect way to start your day at the monastery.

  • 07:00

    Vegetarian Breakfast

    Experience the monastic life beginning with quietly savoring a healthy serving of vegetarian meals while sitting with the monks. The act of eating silently is common practice and is done in appreciation of all life and people.

  • 10:00

    Self-Control Schedule

  • 11:00

    Departure from Temple

  • End

    Drop-Off at The Plaza Hotel

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Geumsunsa Overnight Temple Retreat with Round Trip Transfers from Seoul

Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
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Inclusions: Round trip transfer to/from Geumsunsa temple / One (1) night temple stay / Temple uniform / Breakfast / Dinner / English-speaking assistant
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  • (For Check-In) The Plaza Hotel (119 Sogong-ro, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 13:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) The Plaza Hotel (119 Sogong-ro, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

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  • (For Check-In) The Plaza Hotel (119 Sogong-ro, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) Time: 13:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) The Plaza Hotel (119 Sogong-ro, Taepyeongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

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  • Smoking and alcohol consumption is not allowed in the temple.

  • 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 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.

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Cancellation Policy

  • 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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