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Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))

  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Yeongju Huibangsa Temple (희방사(영주))
  • Address 278, Jungnyeong-ro 1720beon-gil, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    경상북도 영주시 풍기읍 죽령로1720번길 278
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
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  • Homepage yeongju.go.kr
  • Information
    Four kilometers northeast of Huibang Station is Huibangsa Temple, which is located at the foot of Sobaeksan Mountain. The temple was built by the Great Monk Duwun in the 12th year (643) of Queen Seondeok’s reign during the Silla Kingdom. The temple used to preserve a wooden printing block for Weolinseokbo vol.1 & 2 (a biography of Buddha), but it was destroyed when the temple burned down during the Korean War. Recently, the wooden printing block has been recreated. Near the entrance of the temple is a natural forest that creates beautiful shadows when the sunlight hits the trees. Also near the temple, one can find Huibang Falls (28m), which is the largest waterfall in the central inland region of Korea.

    * Huibang Falls
    Four kilometers northeast of Huibangsa Temple Station on the Jungang Subway Line is Huibang Falls, which is located at the foot of the Sobaeksan Mountain. The waterfall is on the way to Yeonhwabong Peak (1,383 m in height) of Sobaeksan Mountain, and it is the largest water fall in the central inland region of Korea. The valley where the water falls has trees and rocks, and right above the water fall is the recently rebuilt Huibangsa Temple. Other tourist attractions nearby include Buseoksa Temple, and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy located along the hiking course of Sobaeksan Mountain.

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    * Huibangsa Temple - Huibangpokpo Falls - Yeonhwabong Peak
    * Huibangsa Temple - Astronomical Observatory - Yeonhwabong Peak - Birobong Peak - Gungmangbong Peak - Jukgyegugok Valley (22 km)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Sobaeksan National Park Huibang parking lot)

    Admission Fees
    Individuals - Adult 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,000 won / Children 600 won
    Groups - Adult 2,000 won / Teenager 900 won / Children 500 won
    * Group: 30 people or more
    * Free admission: Preschoolers

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