As with all other temple-stay programs, Golgulsa offers visitors a glimpse into temple life including morning chanting service, sitting and walking meditation, bowing, tea time, temple cuisine, and community work.

What sets Golgulsa apart from other temple-stay experiences is the art of Sunmudo.

At Golgulsa, you will spend a good part of your morning practicing Zen yoga and Qi Gong, honing in on your own internal energies while awakening to the enviornment around you. You can calm your mind and refresh your body as you breath into stretches and experience greater internal harmony. After training, you can enjoy tea-time with a monk to reflect on and discuss your experiences.

In the evening, you will experience the more dynamic elements of Zen martial arts. Join dedicated Sunmudo students as they strengthen their bodies and calm their minds as they kick, punch, jump, and spin their way through the sufferings of daily life. In training, you can condition your body and restore your ability to focus on the present.

After training, it’s quick to bed. You will rise early the next morning to attend morning chanting service as the sun rises and nature awakens around us.SunmudoThe temple now offers a free pick-up service from the bus stop by the temple for guests who have a lot of luggage. Please call us when you arrive at the bus stop to request this service. (054-775-1689)

There is also a free shuttle service available from the temple to the bus stop leaving at 1:30pm on request.


Daily Schedule

We ask that you check-in between 3pm ~ 4:30pm on the day of your arrival and check-out is 12:30pm on the day of your departure. You need to arrive at the office between 12:30pm ~ 1pm if you want to join the archery class on Mon.~ Sat (not Sun.) Please note that for organized groups …

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What to Bring

Clothing We ask you to dress seasonally and appropriately. In the summer, you should wear loose, comfortable, and breathable clothing. Socks are worn during chanting service, and you should always cover yourself to your knees and shoulders—no short shorts or tank tops, please, no matter how hot it is. In winter, come prepared. It gets …

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Fees and Payment

Temple-stay Program Price Rates: Per Night: 60,000 won per person (shared room) or 80,000 won per person (private room). Per Month: 1,200,000 won per person (shared room) or 1,500,000 won per person (private room) We are sorry for the inconvenience but we don’t accept Creditcard, Pin or foreign currency! So be sure that you take …

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Templestay Reservation

The Temple-stay office can provide English speaking service from 1pm – 5pm T: +82-54-775-1689 You can simply visit Golgulsa and stay if rooms are available, however to avoid disappointment making a reservation is advisable. We ask those interested in staying with us to contact us about a reservation at least 48 hours in advance. As a courtesy please notify us if …

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Getting here

TEMPLE ADDRESS: Golgulsa, 101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, 38120 Telephone: 82-54-775-1689 Fax: 82-54-746-0172 E-mail: d-kumkang@hotmail.com Here is a map with our location GETTING TO GYEONG-JU: By Bus From Seoul: Express Bus Terminal (Subway line 3) to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal Travel Time: approx. 4hrs 30mins   Cost: approx 30,000 won From Incheon International Airport: …

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