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.
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.
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.