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Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))

  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))
  • Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))

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Address
255-16, Songgwangsuman-ro, Wanju_Gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 완주군 소양면 송광수만로 255-16 (소양면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-243-8091,
+82-63-241-8090
Homepage
songgwangsa.or.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Songgwangsa Temple in Soyang-myeon (Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do Province) has a unique history that spans a period of over a thousand years. For many years the temple lay incomplete until Monk Bojo Chejing began reconstruction in the 7th year of King Gyeongmun of Silla (867 AD). The temple was destroyed at one point in time, but Master Monk Jinul prayed that it be rebuilt. In accordance with his fervent hopes, in the 1600s the monk’s followers rebuilt a number of the temple’s halls and buildings, many of which can still be seen today. The temple is also remembered as the temple that King Injo helped rebuild with the hope that his two sons, who had been taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty during the Byeongjahoran War (Chinese invasion of Korea in 1636), would be returned safely and that Buddha would heal the nation.

    One of the Korea’s four major temples, Songgwangsa is home to Jijangbosal and Siwangsang statues (found in Jijangjeon Hall), a Seokgayeorae statue, and 500 Nahansang statues (found in Nahanjeon Hall). The temple is also home to eight Tangible Cultural Assets and four Treasured Cultural Assets: Daeungjeon Hall, the Samsebulsang statues, the bell-tower, and the Sacheonwangsang statue.

    Beloved for its historical significance as well as its beauty, the temple draws throngs of worshipers throughout the year. In spring, many tourists flock to the area to explore the temple and walk through the nearby cherry blossom tunnels. A worthwhile attraction for visitors of all ages, the temple is particularly well-suited for those with mobility problems since it is located on ground level.

    Telephone
    +82-63-243-8091, +82-63-241-8090

    Activity Information
    [Temple Stay]
    - Daybreak Buddhist Service
    - 108 Bows
    - Buddhist Meal Service
    - Buddhist Meditation
    - Interaction with Buddhist monk(s)

    Activity Dates
    * Cherry blossoms typically bloom in late April.

    Parking Facilities
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    Restrooms
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    Facilities for the Handicapped
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