Temple Information 'Beopjusa'

  • Address : 405, beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-myeonBoeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Tel : +82-043-544-5656 / Fax :
  • E-mail : beopjusa@gmail.com

Templestay Introduction

BeopjusaThe astoundingly beautiful temple, Beopjusa is located in Mt. Songni, one of the most incredible sites in Korea. Peaceful, lush green landscapes of Songnisan National Park is made up of quietly profound mountains. It attracts countless hikers and tourists to relax and refresh themselves through nature.

Beopjusa means a temple where the teaching of the Buddha resides. Songni mountain which signifies renouncing the secular world embraces everything in its arms. The humble, but pristine and gorgeous temple welcomes everyone with its wide-open doors. Founded in 553 CE, the ancient space cherishes innumerable cultural treasures, which will give you access to the essence of both Buddhist and Korean traditional culture, bringing both local and foreign visitors together.

Beopjusa is especially well-known for its vast amount of cultural properties. The temple highlights are Geumdongmireukdaebul (gilded bronze Buddha statue 33 meters or over 100 feet high), Palsangjeon (five-story wooden pagoda), Daeungbojeon (considered one of three major Buddhist halls in Korea), Ssangsajaseokdeung (twin-lion stone lamp), Lotus-Shaped Stone Fountain and Palsangjeon Hall.

Beopjusa Temple represents Songni Mountain, containing the history of 1,500 years and numerous national treasures and monuments natural monuments. You can truly experience the Buddhist culture reflected in these artifacts.

Golden Maitreya buddha statue, the famous statue, 33 meters height boldly stands in the middle of the temple compound. It weighs over 160 tons, is coated with about 80 kgs of pure gold glittering in the sunlight and is considered the biggest statue in the world among its kind during Shilla dynasty. It is truly a wonder.

In modern years, Beopjusa has taken a leading role in providing a systematically structured Temple Stay program to meet the needs of modern Buddhists in and out of Korean peninsula.

The well-organized Temple Stay program is a great way to experience the traditional Korean Buddhism even for those who are new to the culture.

Regardless of one’s religion, Temple Stay is a program where one can stay in a traditional Buddhist temple to experience the spiritual culture and practice of Buddhism. It is open to everyone who wants to get away from their busy and complicated lives, Buddhist or not, to be part of nature and turn inwards to self-reflection. The program includes early morning chant with the monks under the moonlight and stars, Zen meditation, meditation in the mountains and tea ceremony with the monks and nuns.

The doors of Beopjusa will always remain open for the seekers of the true happiness.

Enjoy the Scent of One Thousand and Five Hundred Years of History in the lush mountains.


[ Temple Stay Office for Reservation ]

Address: 405, beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-myen Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do

405, 법주사로, 속리산면 보은군, 충청북도

Hours of Operation: 09:00 -17:00 Korean time [Open all year round]

Phone: +82-43-544-5656 (Korean, English)
+82-10-8299-2431 (English only)

Email: beopjusa@gmail.com (Korean, English)

Website: https://eng.templestay.com/temple_info.asp?t_id=beopjusa


Relaxing templestay - All year round

The temple stay house of Beopjusa is located on the way to Moonjangdae, which is the highest of the surrounding peaks. This is great news for hikers and lovers of scenery. If you don't like climbing, you may walk the path alongside a stream and you will see the real beauty of the mountain by walking through this forest trail.

You will have a unique opportunity to experience Korean Buddhism, its lifestyle, rituals and spirituality. You will also have free time to find your true self.

The Special Program includes:

- 108 Prostrations

- Meditation

- Tea-ceremony

Time Schedule :

1st Day

14:00 Check-in

Upon arrival Orientation to familiarize with basic temple rules

17:30 Dinner

18:30 Buddhist Ceremonial drumming and bell striking

Buddhist Ceremonial Service called Ye-bool

2nd Day

03:00 Wake up

03:30 Buddhist Ceremonial Service Ye-bool

06:30 Breakfast

11:40 Lunch

12:00 Check-out

※ It would be much appreciated if you keep the below guidelines.

-Please attend both Buddhist ceremonies

-Don't be late for the meal schedule

-Please keep silent

-Please do not visit any of the monks' rooms at night or any other time

-Clean your room on your last day

-Please do not carry any luggage bags on wheels

-Please do not wear sleeveless shirts, sandals or slippers

-Wear socks during the Buddhist Ceremonial Services

※What to bring:

-Running-shoes or hiking boots (no slippers)


-A towel


-Personal water bottle

-Warm clothes: long sleeves, a sweater, underwear pants, etc.

-Jacket (for early morning and night)

We will provide a uniform (vest and pants)

※Participant Fee for one night two days : 70,000 won for each

*** We accept a credit card and you can transfer the participant fee to our bank or pay in cash upon arrival.

How to get to Beopjusa Temple

Some terms to help:

1. Songnisan (속리산) - the name of the bus terminal to which you want to go

2. Mt. Songni (속리산) - the name of the mountain upon which the temple is located

3. Beopjusa Temple (법주사) - the name of the temple

Bus Directions:

For those departing from Seoul, please go to the nearest terminal out of Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon station, Seoul Metro Line #2), Express Bus Terminal (Line #3) or Nambu Bus Terminal (Line #3) by subway. Take a bus of which the final destination is Songnisan (속리산) Terminal.

Even though they call the bus a direct route, there will be short stops at Cheongju(청주) or Boen (보은) for a rest room or having more passengers on way to Songnisan. Please don't get off until you reach the final destination of Songnisan (속리산).

Seoul Gangnam Central Bus Terminal (Seoul Metro Line #3, Express Bus Terminal)

Highly recommend to take a bus at this terminal due to Delux Buses and shorter duration

-Departure Time: 7AM, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 5:30PM

-Fee: 16,500 WON

-Duration: 3 hours or 3½ hours

Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Seoul Metro Line#2 Green Line)

Departure Time: 7:30AM, 8:30AM, 9:30AM, 12:35PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM

-Fee: 16,900 WON

-Duration: 3½ hours

Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal

-Departure Time: 1:00PM, 4:20PM, 8:00PM

-Fee: 16,900 WON

-Duration: 3½ hours

Cheongju Bus Terminal

There are many buses from Cheongju to Songnisan beginning at 6:50AM

-Duration: about 2 hours

-Fee: 8,600 WON

Please Note: If you take the Cheongju (청주) route, your bus will make a brief pit-stop at the Boeun (보은) Bus Terminal. The bus driver and passengers may all get off here. Do not get off! Otherwise you will have to purchase another ticket for the next bus coming through Boeun to Songnisan!

Map Service

Beopjusa's Templestay Program

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