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Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)

  • Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)
  • Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)
  • Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)
  • Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)
  • Baengnyeonsa Temple (백련사)
414, Myeongam-ro 5-gil, Bongyang-eup, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
충청북도 제천시 봉양읍 명암로5길 414 (봉양읍)
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    Baengnyeonsa Temple is located at the foothills of Gamaksan Mountain in Jaecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do Province. The temple is currently composed of the main hall Daeungjeon, Samseonggak Shrine, Muyeomdang Hall, Boeungmun Gate, and residential houses. Daeungjeon Hall enshrines a wooden statue of Buddha sitting that is an artifact from the Joseon Era (1392-1910).

    The history of the temple dates back to 662 (the second year of King Munmu’s reign during the Silla Kingdom), when a small shrine called Baengnyeonam was built by the great monk Uisang on the east side of Baengyeonji Site. The temple has been reconstructed and restored numerous times throughout the course of several wars. The temple once encompassed many branch temples and shrines such as Mireuksa, Sinheungsa, Cheonsuam, Eunjeokam, and Cheongnyeonam, but only their foundation sites remain today.


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