A Korean Temple Down South

Manila Buddhist Meditation Temple or more commonly known as Korean Temple in Silang, Cavite has been stirring a buzz in social media lately. Since the hype for Korean dramas resurfaced, Filipino fans have been going gaga over everything Korean—restaurants, outfits, hairstyles, skin care. I cannot blame them, though. I’m not such a big fan myself but I cannot help but admire the cuteness and eccentricity. Anyway, a lot of tourists frequent the Korean Temple to take photos and experience the place.

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The place is actually a private property and it has been closed to the public for a long time until recently. Although, I believe the guard told us something about the owner being unsure of permanently making the place accessible to public.

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Only Korean worshippers are allowed to enter the Temple so we just strolled around the garden. It is such a serene place. I really hope they get to preserve the serenity of the place. It is meant to be quiet and calm anyway.

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Since Silang is just a one-hour drive from home, Jem, Franz, Lean and I decided to leave at around noon. When we arrived, it took us a couple of attempts before we were let inside. We just spent a few minutes in there before we decided to leave and visit nearby Churches.

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Although the Korean Temple became a place of interest because of its photogenic features, I believe it is best to respect the culture and tradition behind the place. Hopefully, visitors would not litter and make noise because it is still a place of worship. Sparing a few quiet moments to reflect would not hurt. Overall, the Korean Temple is a beautiful place. Was it worth the long drive? Absolutely. (Just make sure to readsearch a lot before you go. The place is not always open to public so it is always a good idea to inquire first.)

Tip: You can explore a lot of interesting places nearby since Silang is just a few minutes away from Tagaytay and Sta. Rosa.

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