Bed down in a Korean temple

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Culture, Home Exchanges, Homestays

The Korea Tourism Organization is making it easier for visitors to find accommodation options beyond hotels.

An easy-to-search section of the KTO website includes lots of English-language details on unusual places to lay your head. For instance, there are links to over a dozen hanok–traditional Korean homes, usually featuring wide porches and sloping roofs–where you can book a B&B-style room with the resident family. The information on short-term rental apartments focuses mainly on apartment hotels and similar facilities for business travellers. The KTO site also provides a link to the Templestay program, which allows visitors to stay at one of four Buddhist temples and participate in the monks’ daily life.

2 Comments on “Bed down in a Korean temple”

  1. Tess

    Hmm, well, should I ever GO to Korea (not a great chance I will, but never say never), this is good to know 🙂

  2. Laura Byrne Paquet

    Yeah, don’t those temple stays look amazing?

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