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Daegaksa (Temple)

Updated: 2014-07-21 / (visitseoul.net)

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Daegaksa is a Buddhist temple found in 1911 by Yongseong Seunim (1864~1940). Yongseong Seunim was one of the 33 citizen representatives in the March 1 Movement and an activist leader in establishing Korean independence. He also left a significant legacy in reforming modern Buddhism in Korea. In 1986, Daegaksa was demolished for reconstruction, and the current three-story temple is a traditional wooden building with a strong frame and good foundations. Its exterior was built to accommodate future expansions in keeping with modern Buddhist architecture.

There is service on days 1-3, 15, 18, and 24 of every month of the lunar calendar, plus every Sunday morning, at 10 a.m.


Address: 87, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Phone: +82-2-765-0972

Website: cafe.daum.net/daekak

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.



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