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Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))

  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
  • Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))
313, Guhwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경주시 구황동 313번지
Temples/ Religious Sites
• 1330 tt call center: +82-54-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-742-9922 (Korean)
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Bunhwangsa Temple was built in 634 in the third year of Queen Seondeok (27th monarch of Silla Kingdom). It is located next to the site of the Hwangnyongsa Temple and was once the home of the great monks Wonhyodaesa and Jajang.

    Because of its long history, Bunhwangsa is thought to have once been filled with a number of important relics, but most were lost in fires during the Mongolian and Japanese invasion of Imjinwaeran. The only remaining artifacts are the Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda, Hwajaengguksabibu (part of the foundation of a memorial erected for Great Monk Wonhyo), Samnyongbyeoneojeong (a well where, according to legend, three dragons protectors of the Silla Kingdom lived), and the Dangganjiju flagpoles.

    The Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda, which is designated as National Treasure No. 30, measures 9.3 meters in height and was the first stone pagoda of the Silla period. It was constructed using bricks cut from black andesite. Today, only three tiers of the pagoda remain, but it is believed to have once stood seven or nine stories tall.

    The Dangganjiju are two stone pillars that stand 3.6 meters high. The word ‘Danggan’ refers to the wooden, metal, or stone poles used for hanging flags signifying the occurrence of a Buddhist event within the temple. The bases of the flagpoles/pillars are in the shape of a turtle, which sets these particular poles apart from other dangganjiju flagpoles. Other ruins discovered nearby are the Buddha statues excavated from a well thirty meters away from the temple’s northern rear wall. The statues are now on exhibit outside the Gyeongju National Museum.

    Current Status
    Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda - National Treasure No.30

    Operating Hours
    Winter Season : 8:00-17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available (free)

    Admission Fees
    Adults 1,300 won / Group 1,300 won
    Youths 1,000 won / Group 900 won
    Children 800 won / Group 700 won

    Facilities for the Handicapped

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English, Japanese, Chinese

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