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Heritage Silleuksa Temple Stay- Yeoju


Silleuksa Temple Stay- Yeoju1
  • Location


  • Address

    73, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Silleuksa Temple harmonizes with the beautiful scenery of Yeogang River. It offers easy access with its flat paths between the entrance to the precincts of the temple. Within the precincts are several cultural heritages, so visitors can enjoy temple stay and touring of cultural heritage as well. It has a multi-story brick pagoda and a multi-story stone pagoda as well as treasures and Gyeonggi-do Cultural Heritage such as Geungnakbojeon Hall and Josadang Shrine, so visitors can enjoy listening to interesting descriptions provided by the Gyeonggi-do cultural interpreter. The beautiful scenery of Yeogang River and Gangwolheon Pavilion remind people of an Oriental painting.


At Silleuksa temple, which has been a mental resting place for Koreans for the past several thousand years, visitors can participate in various temple stay programs and experience asceticism with monks to discover the meaning by themselves.

Left: People listening to a temple guide in a temple. / Right: People listening to a temple guide in front of some stone statues.

Same-day type


Drinking a cup of warm tea, tea time & tea ceremony, and talking with monks who practice asceticism are special experiences of temple stay as well. Participants can ask about the Buddhist culture, which is a repository of Korean traditional culture, and can freely talk about daily worries and conflicts under no specific topic. Tea time with monks is considered to be the most meaningful time among temple stay programs.




Reception & orientation/Making lotus lantern & Buddhist rosary/Lunch/Tea time with monks/Meditation


Experience type


The happy meditation program, which awakens people to the right value about life and happiness, represents the value of Silleuksa temple stay. Participants can experience a peaceful feeling like the benevolent flow of Namhangang River and participate in special events such as flying lanterns, drawing folk painting, 108 bowing, and Namhangang trekking.




Day 1


Reception & room information/Information on temple etiquette, temple, and programs/Dinner/Buddhist service/108 bowing to Buddha/Flying wish lanterns/Lights off & going to bed


Day 2


Waking up in the morning and washing the face/Buddhist service/Morning offering/Sunrise meditation & walking meditation/Tea ceremony/Lunch & meditation


Rest type


Time of praying for peace and awakening. Buddhist service at the temple is the most basic ritual that tells of the beginning and end of a day. The sound of the Buddhist bell awakens the mountain temple at dawn; the day begins with the sound of monks’ Buddhist service at the Buddhist sanctuary. The majestic sound of the Buddhist bell notifies the Buddhist service time once more when the sun sets, and all the people at the mountain temple participate in Buddhist service. It is a very special time wherein participants pray for peace for the entire world with mind, body and mouth.




Day 1


Reception & room information/Dinner/Buddhist service/Lights off & going to bed


Day 2


Waking up in the morning and washing the face/Buddhist service/Morning offering/Lunch & meditation