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Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))

  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
  • Gangcheonsa Temple - Sunchang (강천사 (순창))
Address
270, Gangcheonsan-gil, Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 순창군 팔덕면 강천산길 270 (팔덕면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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• For more info: +82-63-652-5420
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located approximately 1.8 kilometers from the entrance of Gangcheonsan County Park, Gangcheonsa Temple was built by Monk Doseon in the first year of Queen Jinseong of Silla (AD 887). In the third year of King Chungsuk of Goryeo (1316), the temple saw the addition of a five-story stone pagoda, built by Monk Deokhyeon. At its peak, the temple was said to have had 12 hermitages and housed 1,000 monks. It was burned down during the Imjin War (1592-1598), leaving only the pagoda, but was rebuilt a few years later by Monk Soyo during the 37th year of King Seonjo (1604). Unfortunately, the temple was burned down again in the Korean War, but was once again restored to its original state in 1959.

    Cultural assets found at the temple include Chungsinri & Namgyeri Seokjangseung (stone totem pole), the Sunchanggaeksa building, and the Sunhwari three-story pagoda. Nearby tourist attractions include Geumseongsanseong Fortress, Yongso Waterfall, Gangcheonho Lake, Damyangho Lake, Chuwolsan Mountain, Huimunsan Mountain, and Naejangsan National Park.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    [Gangcheonsan County Park]
    Individual: Adults 3,000 won / Students 1,000 won
    Group (30 people or more): Adults 2,500 won / Students 1,500 won
    * Free admission (with ID requested): Senior citizens (ages 65 and over), preschoolers (ages 8 and under) / National holidays: Children’s Day (preschoolers), Buddha’s Birthday.
    * Terms are subject to change.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

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