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Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))

  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Boseoksa Temple - Geumsan (보석사 (금산))
  • Address 30, Boseoksa 1-gil, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    충청남도 금산군 남이면 보석사1길 30 (남이면)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
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    Introduction
    Located on the southeastern slope of Jinaksan Mountain (732 meters), about six kilometers away from Geumsan-eup, Boseoksa Temple was founded by the great Buddhist monk Jogu Daesa in 866 (12th year of King Heongang) during the Silla Kingdom. The temple’s name Boseoksa (boseok meaning ‘jewelry’) comes from the statue of Buddha in the temple that was cast from gold found in the mountain facing the temple.

    The temple is comprised of Daeungjeon Hall, Euiseongak Shrine and Sansingak Shrine. Close to the temple grounds are 12 stunning waterfalls. You can also see a 1,100 year-old gingko tree (Natural Monument No. 365) or take a pleasant stroll along a 300 meter long fir tree road. .

    *Euiseongak Shrine

    Euiseongak Shrine stands in front of the Daeungjeon Hall, which is where the great monk Yeonggyu Daesa, who also served as a monk soldier, practiced Buddhism. He traveled back and forth between Boseoksa Temple and Gapsa Temple at Gyeryongsan Mountain in Gongju while devoting himself to spiritual enlightenment. When the Imjin War (Japanese invasions of Korea, 1592-1598) broke out, he gathered monk soldiers to join forces with the voluntary civil soldiers and lost his life with 700 other patriotic soldiers as they fought to drive out the enemy at Geumsan. He is known to have contributed greatly to each and every fight with his exceptional bravery and courage.

    Current Status
    Daeungjeon Hall in Boseoksa Temple: Tangible Cultural Property No. 143 (Designated on November 12, 1993)
    1,100 year-old Gingko Tree in Boseoksa Temple: Natural Monument No. 365 (Designated on August 2, 1990)
    Wooden Sakyamuni Buddha Triad in Boseoksa Temple: Tangible Cultural Property No. 214 (Designated on July 20, 2011)

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