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Ganwolam (간월암)

  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)
  • Ganwolam (간월암)

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119-29, Ganwoldo 1-gil, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 서산시 부석면 간월도1길 119-29 (부석면)
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    Ganwolam is a small hermitage located in Ganwoldo-ri, Buseok-myeon, Soesan-si City, Chungcheongnam-do Province. Ganwolam Hermitage was created by the Great Monk Muhak, the monk to King Taejo (Seong-Gye Lee) of the Joseon Dynasty. The name of the hermitage is directly tied with Muhak himself as it is said Muhak became enlightened while meditating under the moon (“wol” means moon in Korean) at the hermitage. At low tide, the Ganwolam Hermitage is connected to shore via a natural walkway, but at high tide, the walkway is submerged and the hermitage becomes an island. At night time in particular the hermitage and its surrounding islets create a breathtaking view as the moonlit reflects off the sea.


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