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Jinkwansa

Jingwansa Temple, a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple located in Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, is easy to access, yet presents a scenery of deep mountain valleys. As it preserves many tangible and intangible cultural assets, the temple allows visitors to experience a living history and enjoy the relaxing energy that lives up to the reputation of this prestigious temple and the dignity felt only in the temples where many Buddhist masters practiced the way to enlightment. The food made by the chief monk, a master of Buddhist cuisine, is not only extremely tasteful, but embodies the symbolic meanings of food for Buddhist zen practices. It will satisfy foreign visitors who are interested in Buddhist cuisine.
From the Iljumun Gate (the One Pillar Gate), which is the entrance to the temple, to the main buildings, visitors may find a series of magnificent sceneries of nature that change every season. Monks welcome visitors and guide them around the temple in English. Tea time is also offered with the opportunity to share a conversation with the monks.