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Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)

  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Yonggungsa Temple - Incheon (용궁사 - 인천)
  • Address 199-1, Unnam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
    인천광역시 중구 운남로 199-1 (운남동)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
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  • Information
    Introduction
    Yonggungsa Temple is located in the same region as the Incheon International Airport and sits on the northeastern slopes of Baegunsan Mountain. During the Silla Kingdom (about 1,300 years ago), the temple was named ‘Baegunsa’ by King Munmu, in reference to the temple’s mountain home. During the Joseon dynasty, it was the temporary residence of Heungseon Daewongun (1820-1898, a politician and father of King Gojong), who stayed at the temple for 10 years praying for his son to ascend to the throne. When his son was finally crowned king, Heungseon Daewongun re-built the temple and changed the name to Yonggungsa.

    The temple consists of various buildings such as Gwaneumjeon (re-constructed by Heungseon Daewongun), Yosachae (home of the monks), Chilseonggak, and Yonghwanggak. In Yosachae, the writings of Heungseon Daewongun are hung on the wall and recently, an 11 meter-high statue of Maitreya was put in place. In front of the temple are two 1,300 year-old zelkova trees.

    Current Status
    Yonggungsa Temple: Incheon-si Tangible Cultural Properties No. 15 (Designated on November 9, 1990)
    Yonggungsa Zelkova Trees: Incheon-si Natural Monument No. 9 (Designated on November 9, 1990)

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