Temple Information 'Naesosa'

  • Address : 243 Naesosa-ro, Jinseo-myeon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
  • Tel : +82-63-583-3035 / Fax : +82-63-583-7284
  • E-mail : Email: naesosa2@templestay.com / WhatsApp: 82 10 3579 0872 / Facebook : temsosa@gmail.com

Templestay Introduction

NaesosaA thousand year old temple that will revive both your mind and body…

Naesosa is over one thousand years old temple located at the westernmost tip of Korea on the magnificent Byeonsan Peninsula. The temple’s name carries the following meaning “May anyone who comes here revives their life.” The temple was founded during the reign of Baekjae King Mu (633 C.E.) by Ven. Hyegu Duta, and was originally called Soraesa temple. No one really knows when the name was changed to Naesosa.

Once you step through the Iljoomun (One Pillar Gate), the fir trees stand towering above the forest road. They emit a distinctive fragrance that seems to purify our minds from daily drudgery. The Daeoongbojeon (Main Buddha Hall) is admired for its elaborate architectural style and it is famous for elegant decorative flowery patterns on the door frames. Inside the Main Buddha Hall there is a painting of a white-clad Gwanseumbosal figure. If you stare into its eyes, it seems to follow you wherever you go. There’s a legend saying that if you make a wish while looking straight into the figure’s moving eyes, the wish will come true.

There’s also a fascinating story concerning the colorful Dancheong (decorative painting) in the building that is quite well-known. When the construction of the Buddha Hall was completed, an artist volunteered to paint the interior, under the condition that nobody looks inside the hall for a period of one hundred days. On the 99th day, a young monk who couldn’t restrain his curiosity any longer, peeked inside the hall and saw a golden bird grasping a brush in its peak and flying around, painting the interior. Surprised at his appearance, the bird stopped painting and flew away. To this day, one side of the hall remains bare and unpainted.

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Naesosa's Templestay Program

  • Free-style Program

    [Naesosa] [2018 Templestay Weeks for Foreigners]


    A thousand year old temple Naesosa is offering a very special price for international participants during the Templestay Weeks on November 2018. Through the 2018 Templestay Weeks for Foreigner Event,...

  • Free-style Program

    [Naesosa] (2018 Fall Templestay Week) Relax and Relieve Stress


    Grab a chance to blow your weariness, fatigue by the ordinary life with 2018 Fall Templestay Week. Through the 2018 Fall Templestay Week event, you will not only appreciate a special discounted price...

  • Free-style Program

    [Naesosa] Relaxation


    Naesosa opens Rest Oriented Templestay for you to rest your fatigued body and mind. Away from your busy daily routine, you can breathe in nature and enjoy monastic life style through Buddhist Ceremon...

  • One day Program

    [Naesosa] [2018 Fall Templestay Week] Temple Life


    This is a special promotion program for the international visitors who want to join templestay program called temple life during fall travelling week. Temple Life is a one-day experiential program wh...

  • One night two day program

    [Naesosa] Hiking for the mind and body


    Hiking Templestay is a program through which participants can stay in a temple and enjoy commune with nature. Unlike a mountain climbing which requires some serious efforts to reach the mountain peak,...