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Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))

  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))

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250, Seonunsa-ro, Asan-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 고창군 아산면 선운사로 250 (아산면)
Temples/ Religious Sites
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-561-1422,
+82-63-561-1418, +82-63-563-3450,
(Korean, English)
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Seonunsa Temple was built during the Baekje Dynasty (18 BC-678 AD). It was originally a very large temple, but much was lost during the Jeongyujaeran (the 2nd Japanese Invasion in 1597). Seonunsa Temple includes the treasured relics of Daeungbojeon, Manseru, Yeongsanjeon, and Myeongbujeon Pavilions, together with four additional Buddhist grottos that include Dosoram.

    Seonunsa Temple is famous for its camellia flowers. On the low hill behind the Daeungbojeon Pavilion, there are numerous camellia trees. In the spring, the brilliant camellias shower Seonunsa Temple in vibrant colors. These flowers, which frequently appear in literature as well, are designated as Natural Monuments. Seonunsa Temple is also known for its beautiful surroundings throughout the year. In the spring, cherry blossoms, and in the summer sangsa flowers decorate the road to the Dosoram area, and fall leaves and winter sceneries are beautiful as well.

    The Budo Field, a gathering place for monks' relics, is another must-see spot at Seonunsa Temple. There are other Budo fields at larger temples, but those in Seonunsa Temple are located in a lush grove with several small Budo towers that blend beautifully with the surrounding trees. You can also see Jinheung Cave and the huge Maaebul (rock-carved Buddha) when you visit the Dosoram area.

    +82-63-561-1422, +82-63-561-1418,
    +82-63-563-3450, +82-63-561-1375

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Activity Information
    Temple Stay Programs
    *Temple stay for relaxation
    *2-Day/3-Day program (second & fourth weekend of each month)
    *Themed temple stay
    -Temple stay with sunrise: Start and end of each year
    -Temple stay with poems: April
    -Temple stay with teas: May
    -Temple stay during summer vacation: July-August
    -Temple stay with flowers and poems: mid to end of September
    -Temple stay during Chuseok

    *Inquiries: +82-63-561-1375

    Parking Facilities
    Parking available at Seonunsan Provincial Park

    Admission Fees
    Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group: 2,500 won
    Teenagers (ages 13-18): 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
    Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 800 won

    * Group: 30 or more people
    * Free admission: Seniors (over 65), Children under 7, and visitors with disabilities

    Parking Fees
    [Same day parking]
    Two-wheeled vehicles: 400 won
    Sedan (compact cars): for business purpose 1,000 won / non-business 2,000 won
    Large-size vehicles or buses: regular 2,000 won / one-time visit 3,000 won
    Freight trucks: 3,000 won

    Not permitted

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