South Gyeongsang Province (Korean: 경상남도, translit. Gyeongsangnam-do, Korean pronunciation: [kjʌŋ.saŋ.nam.do]) is a province in the southeast of South Korea. The provincial capital is at Changwon. It is adjacent to the major metropolitan center and port of Busan. There is UNESCO World Heritage Site Haeinsa, a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka Koreana and attracts many tourists. Automobile and petrochemical factories are largely concentrated along the southern part of the province, extending from Ulsan through Busan, Changwon, and Jinju.
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The depository of Tripitaka Koreana, the famous collection of Buddhist texts on woodblocks.
We visited on a Saturday from Daegu using public transport and having read up in advance thought the buses would be very busy. We wer pleasantly surprised how easy the trip from Daegu was although at the time we left the temple it was getting very crowded. We left from the bus station at around 10:00 *cant remember the exact time and the bus was nothing like full. we had to pay for the tickets in won as no cards were accepted (not sure if this was aglitch or usual) again had to pay for the return journey from the temple back to Daegu in cash. Tickets back were bought in the shop near where the bus terminates not at the little kiosk near the start of the walkway up to the temple. Kioask was unmanned. The bus teminus is by shops/cafes about 5 minutes walk further up the road By getting to the temple early although not having it to ourselves by any means.meant there were fewer toursits. Its a short up hill walk to the temple, through woods on a made up pathway so its not too hard. We spent about an hour wandering around, listing to the chanting and the drums and bells. Very relaxing place. You really cannot see the wooden printing blocks however we kindof knew this before we came. As we departed so many people started to arrive, they were quite noisy and the sheer numbers did spoil the tranquility of the temple. Its worth going to but get there early.
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What a beautiful surprise. We visited in November during Autumn & nature did not disappoint. The spectacular colours surrounding this wonderful temple complex is worth the visit. Monks wander around. The temples are all beautiful to look at. Some are old raw wood, some with colourful paint & artwork. It was lovely to walk around this whole area and soak up the tranquility, surrounding coloured forests & streams, different bridges along the way, you can hear chanting & prayers from one of the temples. We have visited a lot of temples & I initially felt like we were just visiting another one. This was the highlight of our day in Busan. Just spectacularly beautiful.
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This was a good experience to visit this temple as I’m Indonesian. According to some articles, The best time to visit this area is spring as I have just visited this temple in the early autumn. The original temple buildings were all destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598), with the current buildings having been erected in 1632. . We need to walk some distance as we didn't drive. However, it was a nice pleasant walk. This is an old Korea temple with quiet atmosphere in a secluded site.
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