[Golgulsa] Buddha's Birthday 2018 [50% discount]

Free-style Program, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Price List(Won)

(The amount in parentheses is the amount per night.)
Night(s) Adult(20+) Student(up to 19) Pre-schooler
1 30,000KRW 30,000KRW 30,000KRW
2 60,000(1Night30,000) KRW 60,000(1Night30,000) KRW 60,000(1Night30,000)KRW

Program Information

Buddha's Birthday 2017

Golgul-sa Temple prepares a special templestay to celebrate Buddha's Birthday.
Sunmudo, magnificent traditional cultural performances and special Buddhist chanting services will be showed. Beautiful lotus lanterns will light darkness and our ignorance very brightly.

< Mendicancy on riding a horse on Buddha’s Birthday>

Special performance of Mendicancy on riding a horse
May 22 11:00 a.m / 2:00 p.m

Please come and enjoy!

Period : May 19~May 22
Check-in : 1~2pm check-out : 12:30pm
Fee : 60,000 KRW (1 night)

Special 50% discount only for foreigners on May 21 (Mon.) and 22 (Tue.)


Time Title
14:00~15:00 Sitting meditation
17:00~17:30 Dinner
18:00~18:30 Orientation
18:30~19:00 Evening Chanting Service
19:00~20:30 Evening Training
22:00~05:00 Bed time

Buddha's Birthday

Time Title
05:00~05:30 Wake up
05:30~06:00 Morning Chanting Service
06:00~06:30 Sitting & Walking meditation
06:30~07:00 Breakfast
08:30~09:30 Offering lotus lanterns
10:00~11:00 Dharma Assembly
11:30~12:00 Lunch
12:30~14:00 Buddha B-day Chanting
14:30~16:00 Buddha B-day Special Performance
17:00~17:30 Dinner
18:00~18:30 Orientation
18:30~19:00 Evening Chanting Service
19:00~20:00 Lantern Ceremony
22:00~05:00 Bed time

The next day after Buddha's Birthday

Time Title
05:00~05:30 Wake up
05:30~06:00 Morning Chanting Service
06:00~06:30 Sitting & Walking meditation
06:30~07:00 Breakfast
09:00~10:20 Morning Training & 108 bows
10:20~11:30 Teatime and Dharma talk
11:30~12:00 Lunch

What to prepare

▶ Check in : 12:30~1:00 pm / Check out : 12:30 pm ▶ We serve 3meals from on arrival dinner & programs. ▶ What to bring : your own T-SHIRT / SOCKS / TOWEL / TOILETRIES/ WATER BOTTLE /COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SNEAKS/ We provide Templestay Uniforms, a pants and vest, for experiencing Sunmudo.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

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

Way to Temple




▶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: 20mins Cost: approx 10,000 won

2. From Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal to the temple

Bus No: 100 / 100-1 / 150 (Taking 45 ? 50mins)
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 10~15mins on foot.

Taking 50 mins.

3. From Singyeongju Train Station to the temple

Bus needs to transfer once & takes about 25 mins.
Bus No: 50, 51, 60, 70 & 700. Get off at Express Bus Terminal
& cross the road. (Reference from Gyeong Express Bus Terminal)

Taking 1 hour

Please visit our website for more information.


More information

Templestay Office : 054-775-1689
Office time : 09:00~17:30 (Spring~Autumn)
09:00~17:00 (Winter)

Contact Info

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

Check-in & Check-out

  • Choose your date
    Please refer to the schedule below and select a period
    between 2018-05-21 ~ 2018-05-23.

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