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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)
  • 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: +82-62-226-0108,
+82-62-226-0107
Homepage
www.jeungsimsa.org/
(Korean only)
jeungsimsa.templestay.com/
(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.

    Telephone
    +82-62-226-0108, +82-62-226-0107

    Current Status
    [Jeungsimsa Temple] Cultural Property of Gwangju No. 1 (Designated on February 17, 1984)
    [Iron Seated Vairocana Buddha of Jeungsimsa Temple] Treasure No. 131 (Designated on January 21, 1963)
    [Stone Sanding Bodhisttva in Jeungsimsa Temple] Tangible Cultural Property of Gwangju No. 14 (Designated on March 20, 1989)
    [Three-story Pagoda of Jeungsimsa Temple] Tangible Cultural Property of Gwangju No. 1 (Designated on January 29, 1972)
    [Obaekjeon of Jeungsimsa Temple] Tangible Cultural Property of Gwangju No. 13 (Designated on March 20, 1989)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    Templestay
    - Retreat type
    - Temple life (Two-day program)
    - Experience type
    * Reservation: jeungsimsa.templestay.com/

    Age Limit for Activities
    Visitors ages 8 and older

    Maximum Occupancy
    20-30 people for accommodations

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    - Small vehicles 50 spaces / Large vehicles 3 spaces

    Admission Fees
    Free of charge

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

    Available Facilities
    [Accommodations]
    Temple hall: 3 Buildings (30 people)
    Basement auditorium: 1 building (50 people)

    [Other facilities]
    Walking path, trekking path, restrooms, drinking facilities, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available
    Reservation must be made in advance (temple volunteer & Buddhist monk)

    Pets
    Pets must be on a leash at all times. Please bring plastic bags to dispose of pet litter.

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