Jikji Temple (Jikjisa)

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There were two things that made Jikji Temple (near Gimcheon) stand out for me.  First, beneath the temple is a nice sculpture garden and children’s park.  It’s easy to make a full day out of Jikijisa if you also take this in.  Second, there’s a fairly significant stream that runs alongside, and even goes through a bit, of the temple complex.  You can hear falling water wherever you go at Jikjisa.  The result is exceedingly peaceful.

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It’s one of the oldest temples in Korean (some have claimed the oldest) but it’s also huge — much larger than I expected, with some newer buildings catering to people who want to do overnight temple stays.

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Overall, Jikjisa was definitely worth the trip.  Photos don’t really give you a full sense of the incredible ambiance give off by the nearby stream.

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