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Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)

  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)

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Address
713, Jikji-daero, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
충청북도 청주시 흥덕구 직지대로 713 (운천동)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-43-201-2022~6
Homepage
www.cheongju.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.cha.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    A large number of relics were unearthed at this site due to a land development project in 1985. Work was halted and relics were excavated by the Cheongju University Museum. The time and size of Heungdeoksa Temple is unknown, but according to Jikji (Buljojikjisimcheyojeol, the world’s oldest existing book printed with movable metal type), the excavated books were printed using metal types at the temple in the third year of King Uwang’s reign (1377). The books were published 78 years earlier than Gutenberg’s invention.

    In 1972, the Jikji was officially recognized as the world’s oldest book printed with movable metal type during the International Book Year. The Buljojikjisimcheyojeol is currently kept at the National Library of France.

    Telephone
    +82-43-201-2022~6

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 315

    Duration
    Approx. 1.5 hours

    Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00

    Admission Fees
    Free of charge.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair rental, separate restrooms, reserved parking spaces and more.

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available in English, Chinese and Japanese.
    (* Advanced reservation required.)

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