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The Bongeunsa Temple: An Oasis in the Middle of Seoul

A grand Buddhist temple sits in the midst of Seoul’s modern buildings. Over 1,000 years old, the Bongeunsa Temple is a place where people go to pray, reflect and meditate. Do-yeon, one of the monks, shows us around the temple and the serene grounds.

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Welcome to the Seoul edition of our “City Roots” series. South Korea’s capital is known as the City of the Future. But we’re seeking out old-school neighborhoods and historical treasures.


Seoul, South Korea

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