Yaksasa Temple

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Yaksasa Temple

Yaksasa Temple was where the master painter Gyeomjae loved to visit to paint. Its scenic beauty is almost mesmerizing and includes a view of the banks of the Hangang River and luxuriant forests. Gyeomjae's painting Gaehwasa depicts this temple (Yaksasa Temple used to be called Gaehwasa Temple during the Joseon era). The temple was named Yaksasa because it has a cold spring that is said to heal elderly patients (yaksa is Korean word for a pharmacist).
In addition, you can appreciate the remains from the times of the Goryeo Dynasty at this temple, as it has a stone Buddha and a three-story stone pagoda designated by Seoul City Council as a tangible cultural asset.

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  • Subway Line 5 Banghwa Station Exit 4
  • Yaksasa Three-Story Stone Pagoda and Stone Buddha at Yaksasa Temple