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Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)

  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)
  • Bunhwangsa Temple (분황사)

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Address
94-11, Bunhwang-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 분황로 94-11 (구황동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-54-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-742-9922, 9937
Homepage
www.bunhwangsa.org (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Bunhwangsa Temple was built during the year 634 and the third year of Queen Seondeok's rule, the 27th ruler of the Silla Kingdom. Prominent Buddhist priests Wonhyo and Jajang have resided at the temple.

    As the temple has a long history, it once held many historical relics but most of them have been lost due to the Mongolian invasion and the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. The remaining relics are Mojeon Stone Tower, Hwajaengguksabibu (A memorial stone placed in memory of Wonhyo, a renown Buddhist priest from the Silla Kingdom), Samnyongbyeoneojeong (A well in which the three dragons that protected Silla were believed to reside), and Danggan Pillars.

    Mojeon Stone Tower, the 30th National Treasure reaching a height of 9.3 meters, was built using bricks carved from andesite rocks. While the tower is presumed to be originally a 7-9 story structure, only 3 stories remain today. Danggan Pillars, two stone pillars that stand 3.6 meters high, are located at the entrance of Punhwangsa Temple. Danggan refers to flagpoles made of either wood, metal or stone that were used to hang flags which signified Buddhist festivals so that even people far away would be aware of them. The pillars are supported by stone turtles, a unique feature as most pillars do not possess such characteristics. There are also statues of Buddha displayed in the yard of Gyeongju National Museum. These statues were found in a well situated 30 meters north of the rear wall of Bunhwangsa Temple.

    Administration
    Bunhwangsa Temple

    Telephone
    +82-54-742-9922

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    For cultural asset viewing only.

    Individuals
    Adults 1,300 won
    Teenagers 1,000 won
    Children 800 won

    Groups (30 or more)
    Adults 1,300 won
    Teenagers 900 won
    Children 700 won

    ※ Free admission
        Senior citizens (ages 65 and over)
        People with disabilities
        People of national merit
        Buddhist monks and their companions
        Devotees with certificates

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Restrooms

    Korean Info. Service
    Tour guide service (Contact Gyeongju City Hall)

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Tour guide service (Contact Gyeongju City Hall)

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