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Jogyesa Temple is one of the main Buddhist temples in Korea. The temple is the district head temple of the Jogye order (the largest sect of Korean Buddhism), hence known as the temple that symbolizes Korean Buddhism.

Located in the middle of Seoul, Jongno-gu the temple is also famous not just among locals but also among expats as it is close to many other tourist attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Insa-dong.

Jogyesa Temple was first established in 1395 during the beginning of the Joseon dynasty. Initially, it was named “Gakhwangsa” and then during the Japanese colonial rule it was known as “Taegosa”. Later on, the name changed again to its current name “Jogyesa” temple in 1954 symbolizing its status as the main temple of the Jogye Order.

Every year the temple holds various events, celebrations, and festivals to attract not just locals but as well as foreigners from all over Korea. The annual lantern festival and chrysanthemum festival are two such festivals that attract thousands of people every year.

Jogyesa Temple is one of the main Buddhist temples in Korea. The temple is the district head temple of the Jogye order (the largest sect of Korean Buddhism), hence known as the temple that symbolizes Korean Buddhism.

Located in the middle of Seoul, Jongno-gu the temple is also famous not just among locals but also among expats as it is close to many other tourist attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Insa-dong.

Jogyesa Temple was first established in 1395 during the beginning of the Joseon dynasty. Initially, it was named “Gakhwangsa” and then during the Japanese colonial rule it was known as “Taegosa”. Later on, the name changed again to its current name “Jogyesa” temple in 1954 symbolizing its status as the main temple of the Jogye Order.

Every year the temple holds various events, celebrations, and festivals to attract not just locals but as well as foreigners from all over Korea. The annual lantern festival and chrysanthemum festival are two such festivals that attract thousands of people every year.

Tip If you are planning to visit this temple then make sure you visit during these festivals

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