Heal your body & mind in Busan


Heal your body & mind in Busan


Samgwangsa Temple

Samgwangsa Temple, located in Choeup-dong, Busanjin-gu, is the second temple of the Cheontae Order. From late April to early May, as many as 50,000 lanterns are hung to commemorate Buddha’s birthday.

The Lotus Lantern Festival is a traditional Korean culture event that has been around for over 1300 years. It is a festival intended to light up the hearts of citizens that may have been darkened by greed and selfishness by lighting the lanterns on the day of the coming of Buddha, and to pray for harmony and prosperity in society in general.

On Buddha’s birthday, you can experience not only the Lotus Lantern Festival, but also a temple stay where you can enjoy traditional Korean culture, make lotus flowers, and walk in the forest. Try taking a break from Busan while looking introspectively at yourself at Samgwangsa Temple in the heart of the city!

Temple stay

You can try performing the traditional ‘108 bows’, Zen meditation, walking in the forest, and making lotus flowers. Applications can be made via the website.

Samgwangsa Temple

77, Choeupcheon-ro 43beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan

Seonamsa Temple

138, Baekyangsan-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan


Tasty Healing Journey

In Busanjin-gu, you can partake in a ‘delicious’ healing trip where you can taste traditional teas with various benefits and flavors, as well as homemade sweet red bean jelly.

You can relax your body and mind by drinking tea in a quiet atmosphere and learn how to enjoy traditional Korean tea in your daily life through a tea ceremony experience.



Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web