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Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)

  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
  • Guryongsa Temple (구룡사)
Address
500, Guryongsa-ro, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 원주시 소초면 구룡사로 500 (소초면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-732-4800
Homepage
www.templestay.com (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Guryongsa Temple is located 6 kilometers from Birobong Peak on Chiaksan Mountain, in the direction of Hakkok-ri. It was believed that Monk Uisang (625-702) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935) built and named the temple Guryongsa in 668 during the reign of King Munmu. However, it is now known that the temple was built after King Sukjong, the 19th King of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), who reigned from 1674 to 1720, because of the architectural style of Daeungjeon Hall. There is a legend that the Guryongsa Temple site was originally a lake where nine dragons lived. The name Guryong comes from the story that the lake was filled up to build the temple on it. There are many buildings such as Daeungjeon Hall, Bogwangnu Pavilion, Samseonggak Pavilion, Simgeomdang Hall and Seolseondang Hall. Daeungjeon Hall has maintained its original shape though it was repaired many times.

    Current Status
    [Guryongsa Temple Bogwangnu Pavilion] Gangwon-do Tangible Cultural Property No. 145 (Designated on January 17, 2004)
    [Buddhist Painting (Amitabha Buddha) of Guryongsa Temple] Gangwon-do Cultural Property No. 160 (Designated on March 7, 2014)
    [Guryongsa Temple Safe] Gangwon-do Cultural Property No. 161 (Designated on March 7, 2014)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    * Guryongsa Temple - Seryeompokpo Falls - Birobong Peak - Guryongsa Temple (10.9 km / 6 hr)
    * Guryongsa Temple - Seryeompokpo Falls - Birobong Peak - Godeunchi - Bugok-ri (15.8 km / 8 hr)
    * Hwanggol Cave - Ipseoksa Temple - Birobong Peak - Seryeompokpo Falls - Guryongsa Temple (10.7 km / 5 hr)
    * Hanggu-dong - Gukhyangsa Temple - Hyangnobong Peak - Seryeompokpo Falls - Guryongsa Temple (14.2 km / 7 hr)
    * Geumdae-ri - Yeongwonsa Temple - Namdaebong Peak - Birobong Peak - Seryeompokpo Falls - Guryongsa Temple (22.6 km / 12 hr)
    * Seongnam-ri - Sangwonsa Temple - Namdaebong Peak - Birobong Peak - Seryeompokpo Falls - Guryongsa Temple (23.8 km / 13 hr)

    Operating Hours
    Sunrise - Sunset

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Chiaksan National Park)

    Admission Fees
    Individuals - Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers 800 won / Children 500 won
    Groups - Adults 2,300 won / Teenagers 700 won / Children 400 won

    * Groups: 30 people or more

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Compact vehicles: First hour 500 won / each additional 10 min 100 won / Max. daily fee 5,000 won / Monthly pass 50,000 won
    Small & Mid-sized vehicles: First hour 1,100 won / each additional 10 min 250 won (peak season 300 won) / Max. daily fee 13,000 won / Monthly pass 150,000 won
    Large vehicles: First hour 2,000 won / each additional 10 min 400 won (peak season 500 won) / Max. daily fee 20,000 won / Monthly pass 200,000 won

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