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Yeongju Birosa Temple (비로사 (영주))

  • Yeongju Birosa Temple (비로사 (영주))
  • Yeongju Birosa Temple (비로사 (영주))
  • Yeongju Birosa Temple (비로사 (영주))
  • Address 661-29, Samga-ro, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    경상북도 영주시 풍기읍 삼가로 661-29 (풍기읍)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
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    Introduction
    Birosa Temple is located at the southern foot of Birobong, the highest peak of Sobaeksan Mountain. It was founded by revered Buddhist monk Uisang Daesa in the 20th year of King Munmu’s reign (AD 680) during the Silla Kingdom. The temple’s Buddha statues and the flagpole supports reveal the long history of this ancient temple.

    To the left of the entrance to Birosa Temple stand a pair of flagpole supports. The 4.8-meter-high flagpole supports facing each other have a meticulous structure. Inside the temple precincts is Jingongdaesa Bobeoptapbi, a stele with a stone turtle base erected in honor of the great monk Jingong Daesa.

    The temple enshrines the Amitabha and Vairocana Buddha statues, which were created during the Silla Kingdom in the late 9th century. Both of these Buddha statues realistically depict the human form, and show similar characteristics, which reveal that they were crafted by the same artisan. Preserving such valuable cultural heritages, Birosa Temple also has a serene view of Birobong Peak on Sobaeksan Mountain.

    * Major cultural properties: Stone Seated Amitabha and Vairocana Buddha Statues (Treasure No. 996), Samgadong Stone Flagpole Supports (Provincial Tangible Cultural Property No. 7)

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    Hiking Course
    Samga-ri - Birosa Temple - Biropokpo Falls - Birobong Peak - Yeonhwabong Peak - Geommunso (Check point)
    (17 km, 6 hr)

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