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Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))

  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
  • Gwaneumsa Temple (Jeju) (관음사(제주))
Address
660, Sallokbuk-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 산록북로 660 (아라일동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-64-724-6830
Homepage
www.jejugwaneumsa.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwaneumsa Temple is located at the foot of the northeast side of Hallasan Mountain. The temple is widely believed to have been first built during the Tamra dynasty (BC 476~AD 1005), which was prior to the Goryeo dynasty (AD 918~1392). However, there is no concrete evidence suggesting the exact year of construction or the temple’s original builder. In the early 1700s, when leaders of the Joseon dynasty proclaimed Confucianism as the national religion and executed a policy to destroy all the Buddhist temples in the Jeju area, where Gwaneumsa Temple was demolished. It was rebuilt in 1912 by a Buddhist nun, Anbongryeokwan, and renovated in 1964.

    The temple consists of the main shrine, Myeongbujeong Hall, a bell tower, Sanshingak Pavilion, and Bulimun Gate. There is also a Buddhist school run by the Gwaneumsa Temple located in downtown Jeju.

    There are many tourist spots near the temple such as a wooden seated Buddhist goddess statue that was designated a tangible cultural asset of Jeju-do in 1999. Other popular destinations include Jeju Natural Monument No. 50, a cherry blossom tree habitat, and the nearby “4.3 Historic Site” commemorating the civil revolution many years ago on April 3rd.

    Also located close to the temple are the Mokseokwan Arboretum, Sancheondan, Halla Mountain, Uerimok Valley, Tamra Valley, and Gewaloreum Hill. The steep trail leading up the side of Halla Mountain, “Gwaneumsa Trail,” is particularly popular for its colorful fall foliage and its breathtaking scenery of endless gorges.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    Gwaneumsa Temple campground -> Tamna Valley -> Gaemideung -> Samgakbong Peak -> Yongjingak -> Baengnokdam Crater Lake -> Peak
    * Distance: 9.3km
    * Hiking up 05:40 / Hiking down 04:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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