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Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))

  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Gurye Cheoneunsa Temple (천은사(구례))
  • Address 209, Nogodan-ro, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
    전라남도 구례군 광의면 노고단로 209
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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  • Homepage www.choneunsa.org
    www.templestay.com
    www.gurye.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located north of Gurye on Jirisan Mountain, and built during the Unified Silla Period, Cheoneunsa Temple is one of the three great Buddhist temples of Jirisan Mountain. Cheoneunsa Temple is believed to have been built by Monk Deokun and Monk Seru from India in AD 828 during the 3rd year of King Heungdeok. Because it initially laid next to spring water as clean and cold as a morning dew, the temple was also called Gamrosa, meaning Sweet Dew Temple. The spring water was rumored to clean one’s body and soul, leading to crowd of Buddhist monks to visit the temple. During King Chungryeol’s reign, the temple was named the Best Temple in the south.

    The temple was burned down during the Imjin War (1592-1598) and then later rebuilt and renamed Cheoneunsa. Legend has it that while the temple was being rebuilt, a large serpent often came out of the spring. When the serpent was finally captured and killed, the spring waters suddenly dried up. Hence the name Cheoneunsa, meaning Disappearance of Spring Water, was given.

    Current Status
    [Geungnakbojeon Hall of Cheoneunsa Temple] Treasure (Designated on May 23, 2019)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year around)

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Operating Hours
    Open 24 hr

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

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