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Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)

  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
  • Hwaeomsa Temple (화엄사)
Address
539, Hwaeomsa-ro, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 구례군 마산면 화엄사로 539 (마산면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-783-7600,
+82-61-782-0019, +82-61-782-7600
Homepage
www.hwaeomsa.org (Korean only)
www.templestay.com (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Situated on the southwest corner of Jirisan Mountain, Hwaeomsa Temple is one of the 10 most famous temples in Korea. It was constructed in the fifth year of King Jinheung’s reign (544) during the Silla Era, but was burnt down during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Including the main building Daeungjeon, the temple was rebuilt during the Joseon period.
    The path to the temple lies along the valley named Hwaeomsa Temple Valley. It also takes you to Nogodan Plateau of Jirisan Mountain. With Korean traditional straw-roofed houses and a water mill, you can find a cozy place named Siuidongsan, which means the Hill of Poetry.
    Beyond this area is the main gate of Hwaeomsa Temple, Iljumun Gate, and a long stonewall. Entering the main gate, you can find Geumgangmun Gate and the stairs going up to Bojeru. At the top of the stairs, there are the main building Daeungjeon and Gakhwangjeon Pavilion.

    Also, Seoocheung Pagoda (west-five-story pagoda) and Dongocheung Pagoda (east-five-story pagoda) are at each side of the front yard. In front of Gakhwangjeon Pavilion is the largest light made of stone in Korea. In addition, there are many national treasures here including the Sasaja Samcheung (3-story) Stone Pagoda, which is situated at the hill called Hyodae. The main building Daeungjeon and Bojeru is magnificent and graceful. Keeping its original beauty, Hwaeomsa Temple makes beautiful scenery with the nature around it.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    Korea National Park Parking Lot (Inquiry: +82-61-780-7700)
    Hwaeomsa Temple Parking Lot (Inquiry: +82-61-783-7600)

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free (fee for large buses)

    Pets
    Not permitted

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