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[Golgulsa] Moving Seon - Sunmudo! (One Night Two Days)

Experience Templestay, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 82-54-775-1689

Price List(Won)  

Type Adult(20+) Student(up to 19) Pre-schooler
Experience 60,000KRW 60,000KRW 30,000KRW
Type Adult(20+) Student(up to 19) Pre-schooler
Experience Templestay 60,000KRW 60,000KRW 30,000KRW

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Program Information

Moving Seon-sunmudo! (One night two days)

At Golgulsa, you can experience Seon Meditation, Seon-Yoga, Seon-Qigong, Seon gymnastics, and Seon Martial Arts which is a traditional Korean meditative martial art by Buddhist monks. it is considered a form of dynamic mediation which serves to develop mindfulness through motion. Mindfulness is the essence of finding out one's true nature according to the Buddha's teaching.

Every Sunday, there are no Morning sunmudo class and Sitting Meditation or Archery.

Please come & join us enjoy the Sunmudo in the natural surroundings of Hamwol-san mountain.

Optional Programs:

A : Doing Archery will be an optional program with additional fee from this June. Sitted Meditation will be a regular program.

B: Riding Horse (Mon.~Thu.) / 1 p.m~4 p.m (The fee is used for feeding 4 horses.)

C : Special physical Training-Using Stick Training, Using wooden long knife Training, Weight training (Except Monday)

D: Excursion-3 sites near by the temple / Only sunday(Don't make less than three persons)

Sunmudo Demodstration is not Templestay program but for all of the visitors.
Therefore, if it will be cancelled, we don’t provide alternative program.


1 day

Time Title
13:00~13:10 Check-in
13:30~14:00 Optional program-Archery(additional fee 10,000 KRW) / Riding horse(additional fee 20,000 KRW)
14:00~14:40 Regular program-Meditation (No Sun.)
15:00~15:30 Sunmudo Demonstration & Korean Traditional Arts Performance (Except Mon.)-Cost nothing
16:00~16:00 Communal work
17:00~17:25 Orientation
17:30~18:00 Dinner
18:30~19:00 Evening Chanting Service
19:00~20:10 Sunmudo Training
22:00~00:00 Go to bed

2 day

Time Title
05:00~00:00 Wake up
05:30~06:00 Morning Chanting Service
06:00~06:30 Sitting or Walking Meditation
06:30~07:00 Breakfast
09:00~09:40 Dharma Talk with Buddhist monk over tea
10:00~11:30 Sunmudo Training / 108 prostrations (No Sun.)
11:30~12:30 Lunch & Check-out

What to prepare

▶ Check in : 1:00 pm / Check out : 12:30 pm

▶ We serve 3meals from on arrival dinner & programs.


We provide Templestay Uniforms, a pants and vest, for experiencing Sunmudo.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

▶ Fee: 60,000 KWN per person / per night (shared room)
1,200,000 KWN per person / per month
80,000 KWN per person / per night (private room-A person uses a room)
1,500,000 KWN per person / per month

▶ Cancellation

Within 3 days : 100% refund
Within 2 days : 50% refund
Within 1 day : 10% refund
Check-in day : No refund

▶ Payment : Cash, Banking & Credit card (upon arrival Golgulsa Temple)
Transfer-NH bank (National Agricultural Cooperative Federation)


▶ No smoking, No alcohol, No eating meat and No making a louder at the temple compound.
If you are found smoking, you will be asked to leave without a refund and be fined 100,000 KRW according to the Korean Smocking Law.

▶ Basically, we seperate males and females of using accommodation.
Therefore, they can’t use together a room. Each room is equipped with bath room. .

Way to Temple

Way to Temple





▶By Limousine
From Incheon Airport to Gyeongju Inter-city Bus Terminal

From Gyeongju to Incheon Airport
[ 00:00 , 00:50 , 01:30 , 02:10 , 03:00 Midnight Line], 11:30
Fee 43,900 KRW / Taking 5 hours

From Kimhae Airport to Gyeongju Inter-city Bus Terminal
Fee 9,000 KRW / Taking 1 hour & 10 minutes
Time table ?From 5:10 to 21:00

From Gyeongju to Kimhae Airport

▶By Bus
*From Seoul: Express Bus Terminal (Subway line 3) to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Taking Time: approx. 4 hrs 30mins Cost: approx 30,000 won
*From Incheon International Airport: Airport Limosine direct to Gyeongju/Pohang
Taking Time: approx. 4-5hrs Cost: approx 40,000 won
*From Busan/Daegu/Ulsan/Pohang: Inter-City Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Inter-City Bus Terminal
Taking Time: 1-2 hrs Cost: 5,000 ~ 10,000 won

*From Inchon: Inchon international Airport Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Taking Time: 3hrs 10mins Cost: approx 65,000 ~ 70,000 won
*From Seoul: Seoul Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Taking Time: 2hrs 5mins Cost: approx 45,000 ~ 50,000 won
*From Busan: Busan Station to Singyeongju Station
Taking Time: 20 mins Cost: approx 10,000 won

2. From Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal to the temple

Bus No: 100 / 100-1 / 150 (Taking 50 mins)
Get off “Andong/Girimsa/Golgusa (안동/기림사/골굴사).” There is a T-junction. You cross the road and go straight along with the street about 10~15 mins on foot.

Taking over 1 hr

3. From Singyeongju Train Station to the temple

Bus needs to transfer once & takes about 1.5 hrs.
Bus No: 50, 51, 60, 70 & 700. Get off at Express Bus Terminal
& cross the road. (Reference from Gyeong Express Bus Terminal to the temple)

Contact Info

  • 9:00~17:00
  • 템플담당자 054-775-1689 d-kumkang@hotmail.com

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