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Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)

  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)
  • Jeungsimsa Temple (증심사)

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Address
177, Jeungsimsa-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 동구 증심사길 177 (운림동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-226-0107
Homepage
www.jeungsimsa.org (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located on the western foothills of Mudeungsan Mountain, Jeungsimsa Temple is a representative temple of Gwangju. First founded by Buddhist monk Cheolgamseonsa Do Yun in 517 (Silla Kingdom), the temple was remodeled by Buddhist monk Hyesoguksa in 1094 (Goryeo Dynasty) and again by Kim Bang in 1443 (Joseon Dynasty). The temple was burned down during the Imjin Waeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598) and was reconstructed in 1609 by three Buddhist monks: Seokgyeong, Sujang, and Dogwang. It underwent several additional restorations before being destroyed again by fire during the Korean War (1950-1953). Most of the existing buildings, including Daeungjeon (main temple building), were rebuilt in the 1970s.

    Jeungsimsa Temple is home to a large number of valuable cultural assets: Obaekjeon (hall of 500 Arhats); Cheoljo Birojanabul Jwasang (seated metal Buddha statue, Treasure No. 131) enshrined in Birojeon (Saseongjeon) Hall; a three-story stone pagoda from the latter Silla Kingdom (Gwangju Tangible Cultural Property No. 1); Beomjonggak Pavilion; Beomja Seven-story Stone Pagoda engraved with Beomja (ancient Sanskrit); and more.

    Activity Information
    Temple Stay

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Cars: 400 won for every 30min
    Buses: 250 won for every 30min

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Separate restrooms

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