The way to Gwanmunsa

The way to Gwanmunsa

This week's Walk and Talk is really special for me.

The walk starts out at the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) and meanders through the associated neighborhood. It gives me a chance to walk through a normal residential area, so you can see what living in Korea is like. However, the true gem of this week's episode is Gwanmunsa Temple.

Now why do I say that? Well to be perfectly honest, I've seen the sign for Gwanmunsa a few times when making my way to the radio station. However, I've never made the trip there. So, why not explore it together for the first time.

Walking up into another residential area, I finally came upon the temple. I was not prepared for it either. Gwanmunsa Temple was constructed in 1997 and part of the Chentae Order, rather than the prominent Jogye Order. The building stands 7 stories high, and that's where the temple resides. The remaining floors are filled with lecture halls and offices.

This temple is part of the Templestay program, meaning you could stay here overnight.


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