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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))
  • 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))

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Address
Seokdong-ri, Nami-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 금산군 남이면 보석사1길 30 (남이면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-41-753-1523
(Korean)
  • Information
    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 Mt. Gyeryongsan 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.

    Telephone
    +82-41-753-1523

    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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    Open all year round

    Hiking Course
    * Boseoksa Temple - Yeongcheonam Hermitage - Dogutongbawi rock - Mountain Peak - Wonhyoam Hermitage - Geumsan Mountain (8km, 3hrs)
    * Jinak-ro Plaza in Geumsan-eup - Bawi Ridge- Mountain Peak - 737bong peaks - Yeongcheonam Hermitage - Boseoksa Temple (9km, 3hrs)

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