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Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))

  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))
  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))
  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))
  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))
  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))
  • Huibangsa Temple (Yeongju) (희방사(영주))

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Address
278, Jungnyeong-ro 1720beon-gil, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 영주시 풍기읍 죽령로1720번길 278
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-638-2400
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
eng.koreatemple.net
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Four kilometers northeast of Huibang Station is Huibangsa Temple, which is located at the foot of Sobaeksan Mountain 850 m above sea level. 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 (28 m in height), 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.

    Telephone
    +82-54-638-2400

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

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

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Huibang parking lot)

    Activity Fees
    Huibangsa Temple
    - Individual: Adult 2,000 won / Student, Teenager, Military/Law Enforcement  1,000 won / Child 600 won
    - Group: Adult 2,000 won / Student, Teenager, Military/Law Enforcement 900 won / Child 500 won
    * Group: 30 people or more


    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Small car 2,000 won
    Mid-size car 4,000-5,000 won
    Large vehicle 6,000-7,500 won

    * Regular bus free (excluding regular parking)

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