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Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))

  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
Address
774, Piagol-ro, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 구례군 토지면 피아골로 774 (토지면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-782-7412
Homepage
www.yeongoksa.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Yeongoksa Temple is located in Naedong-ri, Gurye-gun and was constructed by Yeongi, a high Buddhist monk, who also helped create Hwaeomsa Temple. The temple was destroyed during the Japanese Invasion of Korea and the Korean War. In spite of the damage, the temple has continued to house two national treasures: East Monk Stupa of Yeongoksa Temple (National Treasure No.& 53) North Monk Stupa of Yeongoksa Temple (National Treasure No. 54). The temple also houses four designated treasures. There is a memorial plqaue for Go Gwang-sun, a patriotic leader who fought against Japanese power during the Japanese colonization period while taking shelter at Yeongoksa Temple.

    Acording to the legend, Yeongi discovered a pond in the current sanctuary area when reading about the land's topography. While he was looking at the middle of the pond, one swallow flew from a whirlpool. After that, the pond began to dry up and the place was then used for the temple. As such, the name "Yeongok refers to the phenomenon of "Yeon," a swallow, and "Gok," a valley.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    Templestay

    Parking Facilities
    Available (limited space)

    Activity Fees
    Adults 2,000 won
    Students 1,000 won

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Large-sized cars - 7,500 won

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