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.
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.
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.
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.
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.