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Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))

  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사(설악산))
  • Address 1137, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
    강원도 속초시 설악산로 1137
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-33-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-33-636-7044
  • Homepage www.sinhungsa.or.kr
  • Information
    Sinheungsa Temple was founded under the name of Hyangseongsa Temple by Buddhist monk Jajang during the reign of Queen Jindeok of the Silla Dynasty. It was first established at the site of Kensington Hotel, but after being destroyed by fire several times, it was rebuilt at the present position during the reign of King Injo of the Joseon Dynasty. According to a legend, Monks Yeongseo, Hyewon, and Yeonok all had envisioned the location in their dreams in which a white-haired heavenly man appeared and indicated them the place of the temple. Thus, the temple was re-constructed at the current location and renamed as “Sinheungsa,” meaning “the temple was blessed by God (sin) and became prosper (heung). However, the Chinese character sin of the temple’s name was changed in 1995 from sin meaning god to sin meaning “new,” wishing that the temple will revive Buddhism again in the Yeongdong area (eastern part of the Taebaek Mountain Range). Sinheungsa Temple is home to many cultural heritages including the Geungnakbojeon Hall at Sinheungsa Temple (Treasure No. 1981) and the Three-story Stone Pagoda at Hyangseongsa Temple Site (Treasure No. 443), which is standing on the opposite side of Kensington Star Hotel . The temple also offers the temple stay program in which participants can experience a temple life by doing activities such as communal Buddhist meal service (baru gongyang), ceremonial service involving chanting, 108 bows aimed at removing 108 earthly desires, as well as programs of making a lotus lantern and Buddhist rosary.

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Varies by activity

    Activity Information
    Hiking, trekking

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Operating Hours
    Open always / (Entry Hours) Winter season (04:00–12:00), Summer season (03:00–14:00)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (450 spaces)

    Activity Fees
    Adults: 3,500 won / Teenagers: 1,000 won / Children: 500 won

    Parking Fees
    Small vehicle, Low season, For the day: 4,000 won, Accommodation: 8,000 won
    Small vehicle, High season, For the day: 5,000 won, Accommodation: 10,000 won
    Large vehicle, Low season, For the day: 6,000 won, Accommodation: 12,000 won
    Large vehicle, High season, For the day: 7,500 won, Accommodation: 15,000 won

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