I am from Vietnam, a Buddhist country, so I love going to pagodas and temples. Interestingly, Korea is also one of the Buddhist countries. There are many beautiful temples in Korea. In Cheonan, there is one of the greatest ancient temples, which is named Gakwonsa Temple.
Gakwonsa Temple is located on Mt. Taejo, which close to the center of Cheonan city. From the central bus station, you can take the bus 24 or 81 to get there. Gakwonsa temple is the last stop of those routes. Also, you can take a taxi with a fee bout 6,000 won.
Within the temple ground, there is a huge bronze Buddha statue with a height of 15m, a circumference of 30m, and a weight of over 60 tons, which is considered to be the biggest sitting Boddha statue in Asia. Devotees kneel on a platform in front of the mammoth statue or follow the ritual of walking around the Buddha three times while praying.