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Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))

  • Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))
  • Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))
  • Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))
  • Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))
  • Heungguksa Temple (Yeosu) (흥국사 (여수))
  • Address 160, Heungguksa-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
    전라남도 여수시 흥국사길 160 (중흥동)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-61-685-5633
  • Homepage www.여수흥국사.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    The name of Heungguksa Temple means “if the country prospers, the temple does well.” The temple was established to pray for the country to flourish. Located on Yeongchwisan Mountain, Heunaguksa was founded by Bojo Guksa in 1195.

    Within the compound are other buildings including Wontongjeon, Palsangjeon and Daeungjeon (Main Hall). The temple’s main hall, a Treasure, is open in its structure and equipped with traditional Korean doors. A Buddhist painting named Hubultaenghwa is designated as a Treasure. At the entrance to the temple is a rainbow-shaped stone bridge called Honggyo Bridge,a Treasure, which is widely known as a distinguished work of art.

    On Yeongchwisan Mountain, azaleas begin to bloom in early April and completely take over the mountain by the end of the month. Azalea blossoms create an extravagant view along the ridgeline of Yeongchwibong Peak (439 meters above sea level) and Jillyebong Peak (510 meters above sea level). During this period, the Mount Yeongchwisan Azalea Festival takes place.

    Current Status
    Jeollanam-do Cultural Property Materials (Designated on February 29, 1984)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    Temple stay

    Operating Hours
    From sunrise to sunset

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Groups: Adults 2,000 won /Teenagers 1,200 won / Children 800 won

    * Group: 30 people or more
    * Free: Preschoolers (ages 5 and younger)

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

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