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Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)

  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)
  • Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)

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Address
222, Bongjeongsa-gil, Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 안동시 서후면 봉정사길 222 (서후면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-853-4181 (Korean)
Homepage
www.bongjeongsa.org (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Bongjeongsa Temple was built in the 12th year of King Munmu, who ruled the Silla Kingdom from 661 to 681. According to legend, the Great Buddist Monk Ui-Sang (625-702) was launched from Buseoksa Temple and landed on this spot. Documents from Geuknakjeon state that Neungin Daedeuk, a disciple of Monk Ui-Sang, established the temple, and it was rebuilt several times during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

    Bongjeongsa Temple is the largest temple in Andong and possesses the oldest wooden building in Korea, called Geuknakjeon. Past the Ilju Gate and the forest path is the Bongjeongsa Temple. Bongjeongsa Temple has a unique and elegant atmosphere. The old trees and hermitages nearby are also worth a look. There are many towers inside, such as the Daeungjeon (National Treasure No. 55), Geuknakjeon (National Treasure No. 15), and many others. There are also important buildings, such as the three-storey Stone Pagoda, the representative pagoda of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Geuknakjeon from the Goryeo Dynasty and Daeungjeon from the Joseon Dynasty stand next to each other. It is interesting to compare these two types of architecture. Inside both buildings are trees with the complete collection of Buddhist Sutras, Laws, and Treatises.

    Telephone
    +82-54-853-4181

    Activity Information
    Temple stay

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Individual - Adult 2,000 won / Student, Military 1,300 won / Children 600 won
    Groups - Adult 1,500 won
    / Student, Military 1,000 won / Children 500 won

    *Group: 30 or more


    Restrooms
    Available

    Korean Info. Service
    Available (Tour guide available with reservation)

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