[Seoraksan Baekdamsa] Bongsunsa & Baekdamsa Templestay

One night two day program, Gwangwon-do

Price List(Won)

Days Adult(20+) Student(up to 19)
One night two day program 60,000 KRW 60,000 KRW

Program Information

Bongsunsa & Baekdamsa templestay

1 night 2 days program - A tranquil weekend in search of inner self

One-stop service throughout the whole journey

The sound of water in Baekdamsa Valley where morning dew shines brilliantly invites you to take a break from hustle and bustle routines.

Templestay is a cultural program which leads you to experience the daily life of the practitioners at temples who have preserved the history and traditional culture of Korean Buddhism for 1700 years.

A bus will pick you up at the heart of Seoul and take you directly to Baekdamsa and Bongsunsa.

Baekdamsa is located within Seoraksan national park where cars are restricted from entry. You will need to take a shuttle bus with price of KRW 2,300 each direction to get to the temple.

You will spend half day at Baekdamsa having lunch and doing forest meditation and stacking stone tower. You will be heading to Bongsunsa afterward.

The activities you are doing at Bongsunsa are:
-Morning & evening chanting (Yebul)
-Making special temple food - Steamed rice wrapped by the lotus leaves
-Striking Dharma bell
-Making 108-bead rosary
-Breathing meditation

*Departure Date: October 21st, 2017 (Sat) / November 18th, 2017 (Sat)
*Departure time: 9:00am
*Pick up & return point: Templestay Information Centre
(Address: 56 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / Opposite side of the Jogye-sa )
*Direction: 300m away from Exit 3 at Jonggak Station (Subway line 1)
200m away from Exit 6 at Anguk Station (Subway line 3)

Price: KRW 60,000
Payment should be made by credit card upon reservation.


1st day

Time Title
11:00~11:30 Welcome
11:30~12:30 Lunch
13:00~14:00 Forest meditation
14:00~15:00 Stacking a wishing tower
15:00~00:00 Departure to Bongsunsa

What to prepare

Toiletries, towels, hot water bottle and any warm clothes including a hat and globes if necessary. Baekdamsa usually have heavy snow in Winter and colder than other places in the S. Korea. * Please remember that a sleeveless shirt, flip-flops, and slippers are not recommended. * Temple uniform (a vest and pants), soap, toothpaste are provided during the stay.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • 7 days prior to the first day of the program: 100%


  • Precautions

    Please avoid drinking alcohol and smoking in the temple.
    Please turn off your mobile phone and leave it to the office during your stay.

    The operation of shuttle buses from Yongdaeri to Baekdamsa enterance can be restricted if there is heavy snow during the winter. You may have to ready for hiking for 7km, which takes you around 1 hour and half or 2 hours. You may will need crampons when there is heavy snow and icy roads.

    Enjoy the peace with untouched snowy surroundings of the deep mountain. Good luck!

Way to Temple

How to get to Baekdamsa

Public transportation


From Seoul: Take a direct bus from East (Dong) Seoul express bus terminal → Get off at Baekdamsa (Yongdae-ri) Bus stop → walk up for 1km towards Baekdamsa shuttle bus stop → take the shuttle bus to Baekdamsa

From Sokcho: Take a bus from Sokcho bus terminal to Baekdamsa (Yongdae-ri) → get off at Baekdamsa (Yongdae-ri) bus stop → cross the road and walk straight up for 1km to shuttle bus stop → take the shuttle bus to Baekdamsa

* Shuttle bus operation time varies depending on the weather condition such as heavy raini or snow. Please check the detail with the ticket office (033.462.5009) or Templestay office (033.462.5035 Eng.)

Contact Info

  • +82-33-462-5035 baekdamsa@hanmail.net

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