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Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))

  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))
  • Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산))

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Address
1137, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 속초시 설악산로 1137 (설악동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-33-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-636-7044,
+82-33-636-8755
Homepage
www.sinhungsa.or.kr
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Sinheungsa (신흥사) is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visit because of its close proximity to Sogongwon. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok’s (?~654) 6th year of reign. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times since.

    On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine. Past the bridge there is a long stone wall with a Cheongwang door, and you can enter the temple. At the entrance there are four Cheonwang (king) statues (Jiguk Cheonwang with a sword, Damun Cheonwang with a lute, Gwangmok Cheonwang with a tower, and Jeungjang Cheonwang with a dragon), placed on either side. The Buddhist statues at Sinheungsa were placed here during the founding days of Seongjeongsa, and include the statues Mireukbosal, Gwaneumbosal and Seji which were sculpted by Uisang Daesa. The buildings which were built during that time are still standing, like the sanctuary, main temple, Myeongbujeon, Bojaeru, and Chilseonggak, etc. There is also an important cultural property, Treasure No. 443, called Hyangseongsaji, a three-story stone tower.

    You can reach the Ulsan boulder by following the wall outside Sinheungsa. Sinheungsa is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, and many tourists come because of its beautiful scenery.

    Telephone
    +82-33-636-7044

    Current Status
    Treasure No. 443

    Activity Information
    Temple stay

    Parking Facilities
    Use the parking lot of the national park.

    Admission Fees
    Adults: Individuals 3,500 won / Groups 3,200 won
    Teenagers: Individuals 1,000 won
    Children: 500 won

    * Adults (ages 20-65), Teenagers (ages 14-19), Children (ages 8-13)
    * Groups of 30 people or more
     

    Parking Fees
    Light-weighted car 2,000 won
    Medium & Small-sized cars 4,000-5,000 won
    Large-sized car 6,000-7,500 won

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