Templestay Korea in Seoul – Geumsunsa mountain temple (Weekday-daily and 2D1N)

From US$27.30

Are you looking for a temple stay on the mountain in Seoul Korea?

The best temple stay in Seoul will be the Geumsunsa Temple stay and you can experience the Korean temple food and various temple culture experience while you are staying in Korea!  If you are staying in Seoul for a short time but still would like to experience Korean culture as well as history, we strongly recommend you to book for this temple stay for 2 days 1 night or 3 hours daily tour. It includes temple food which is basically the MONK’s daily food and vegetarian food!

Short Information

Tue - Fri
3hrs 30mins or 2D1N
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Minimum pax
1 pax
Booking due
7 days
100% refund before 7 days
Maximum pax
10 pax
Meeting location
Geumsunsa Temple
- Templestay programs at Geumsunsa Temple
- Meals
- Accommodation (Optional)
- Traveler's Insurance
- Personal expenses


Experience The Weekday (Tue. – Fri.) Templestay!

Are you looking for a stress-free place to relax? While you are staying in Seoul, you can experience mindfulness meditation and relaxation here!
If you enjoyed enough city life and would love to experience Korean wellbeing culture, we strongly recommend this 2 days 1 night or daily tour!


  • New experience with nature in Korean Traditional Temple!
  • You can taste Korean style temple food which is vegetarian food. (Inc. Meals)!
  • You can experience various temple culture as well as a chance to meet a MONK to release your stress and heal your body.
  • You can feel the Korean Temple atmosphere such as peaceful, quiet and beautiful scenery.


What is a Templestay?

Templestay is a unique cultural program which lets you experience the life of Buddhist practitioners at traditional temples which preserved the 1700-year-old history of Korean Buddhism.

About Geumsunsa Temple

Geumsunsa is located in the middle of Mt. Bukhansan National Park and it has been 600 years of history as a traditional Korean Buddhist Temple. It is one of the beautiful temples in Seoul surrounding nature and specialized as a concentrated SEON(ZEN) Meditation temple. As soon as you arrive at this temple, you will feel a peaceful and quiet atmosphere and a wonderful view of Seoul city from here.


108 Prostrations

The practice of Buddhism is by lowering myself. Bowing is to take refuge in The Three Jewels (the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sanga), respect for others, and keep a humble mind in Buddhism. 108 defilements represent the worldly sufferings. One bow purifies one defilement.


Cham-Seon (Seon Meditation)

Seon meditation is to cut off all thoughts. Through Cham-Seon, you can learn mindfulness and concentration. Cham-Seon is an important method of Korean Buddhist practice. We hope you look for your true nature with concentration and observation through learning the basic of Cham-Seon at Geumsunsa Temple.


Da-Seon(Tea Ceremony)

It is one of the meditations to practice of mindfulness and concentration through brewing and drinking tea. Tea and meditation are the same that is why it is said Da-Seon-il-mil. When you drink tea, your five senses work at the same time. Your eyes see the color, ears hear the sound of water, the nose smells the fragrance, the tongue tastes the flavor of the tea and your hands feel the warmth of the cup.


Temple Food

Temple food refers to the food eaten daily at Buddhist temples. At Buddhist temples, everything is considered a part of practice. From growing vegetables to preparing the food. Monks and nuns are directly involved in the whole process. The Temple food is natural, healthy and also a part of Buddhist life. Korean temple food does not use any animal products except dairy products. Korean Buddhism forbids meat. You can try the Korean Temple Food while you are experiencing the Templestay!

Looking for other options?

– Would you like to stay on Weekend or try Temple Food Cooking Class? GO HERE!
– TEMPLE STAY PROMOTION 2019 – Read all about in our blog post HERE


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Price What is included

Daily Templestay (3hrs)


  • 3 hrs 30mins Templestay program at Geumsunsa Temple
  • Lunch (Temple Food, Vagitarian)

Free-Style Program

1N2D Templestay


  • Various Templestay program at Geumsunsa Temple
  • Dinner (Temple Food, Vagitarian)
  • 1 Night Accommodation at Geumsunsa Temple
  • Breakfast (Temple Food, Vagitarian)
  • Uniform (a vest and pants)
  • Adult and Child price is the same!
  • If you have a 'Korea Grand Sale' Ticket for the templestay, you will get some gifts from Guemsunsa Temple.
  • All foreigner will get the 108 coloring book from Guemsunsa Temple.
**What is not Included
  • Traveler's Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation


- Weekday Daily Templestay (3hrs 30mins)

15:00 -  15:30 PM Orientation (in English)
* Please check below the map to reach to the temple by yourself!
15:30 - 17:00 PM Temple Tour
17:00 - 18:00 PM

Dinner (Temple Food, Vagitarian)

18:15 - 18:30 PM

Bell Tolling

  Walking Down and Leave
(Please check below Map to check how to get to the subway station!)


- Weekday Free-Style Program 2D1N Templestay


  1st DAY
14:30 -  15:30 PM Registration / Check-in (Providing Uniform)
* Please check below the map to reach the temple by yourself!
15:30 - 17:00 PM Orientation / Temple Tour (in English)
17:00 - 18:00 PM Dinner (Temple Food, Vagitarian)
18:15 - 18:30 PM Bell Tolling
18:30 - 18:50 PM

Evening Buddhist Chanting Ceremony

18:50 PM - 19:30 AM

108 Prostrations

19:30 PM - 20:30 AM

Making 108 Praying Beads

22:00 PM - 04:30 AM

Ligths Out / Bedtime

  2nd Day
04:30  - 5:00 AM

Wake up & Wash


05:00 - 05:20 AM

Morning Buddhist Chanting Ceremony

  • 05:20 - 06:00 AM Cham-Seon (Seon Meditation )
06:30 - 07:20 AM

Breakfast (Temple Food, Vagitarian)

  • 07:20 - 7:50 AM Ulyeok (Communal Work)
07:50 - 09:00 AM

Forest Meditation

09:00 - 10:00 AM

Tea with MONK

11:00 AM ~ Walking Down and Leave
(Please check below Map to check how to get to the subway station!)

* Room arrangement: Participants share a big room together, but men and women stay separately.
* This Schedule could be changed due to the weather or temple situation


  • Geumsunsa Temple

For the bus and Subway to Geumsunsa Temple

1. Go to Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) Stn. Line 3
2. Go to exit 3 and walk straight forward about 70 mtrs. to the bus stop.
3. Take the green bus no. 7212 and get off at Yibukodochung (이북오도청) approximately after 20-minute ride.
4. Walk to the main road to the north for about 20 minutes. On the 500 meter mark, you’ll see stairs of about 200 meters near the temple.
There are street poles with the sign Geumsunsa (금선사).

For the taxi to Geumsunsa Temple

Tell the driver to drop you off at Geumsunsa (금선사). If the driver doesn’t know then tell him the direction to Yibuk-odochung (이북오도청).

==> Geumsunsa Temple Address: 137, Bibong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Click the location marker () below for the direction on the google map

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  • A uniform ( a vest and pants ) is provided during the stay for the 2D1N options.
    * What to bring: toiletries, a personal water bottle, loose clothes for sleep, an extra t-shirt, sneakers, and socks.
  • Remember that a sleeveless shirt or flip-flops are not recommended.
  • Please be quiet during your stay.
  • No smoking and no alcohol drinking.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 7 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
  • 50% refund: 5 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
    (e.g: if your selected date is Tuesday, contact us by Tuesday)
  • No refund: After 5 pm KST of 5 days before the tour day

* To request a reschedule, please contact us 5 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date.
* For the no-show on the tour day, we cannot refund.

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Templestay Korea in Seoul – Geumsunsa mountain temple (Weekday-daily and 2D1N)

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  1. Christophe de Jouvancourt

    Ch*** d***   France 

    • KoreaTravelEasy    

      Thank you for your score!!

  2. Zoe Zhou

    Zo*** Z***   Australia 

    This is the MUST TO DO in Seoul! I have enjoyed the atomosphere so much!!! I will definitely do this again for next visit.

    • KoreaTravelEasy    

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. If you enjoyed this, we recommend to experience temple food cooking class next time. You would like it. Hope to see you next time!

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