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Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))

  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Seoul Jogyesa Temple (조계사(서울))
  • Address 55, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 종로구 우정국로 55
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-768-8500
  • Homepage www.jogyesa.kr
    www.templestay.com
  • Information
    Introduction
    As the main temple as well as the district head temple of the Jogye order in Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. The temple was built in the late 14th century during the Goryeo period but was completely destroyed in a fire. It was rebuilt under the name of Gakwangsa Temple in 1910 with the effort of many respectful monks, namely Han Yong-un and Lee Hee-gwang. The temple was given a role as the head temple of Korea’s Buddhism and renamed to Tegosa Temple in 1936. In 1954, a purification drive took place to eliminate Japanese influence and revive traditional Buddhism, which established the present day Jogyesa Temple as a result.

    Jogyesa Temple plays an important role in Korean Buddhism as the head temple of the Jogye order. Jogyesa Temple’s Dharma Hall serves as the main venue for several Buddhist events, holding rituals, lectures, ceremonies, and other events all year long. The annual lantern festival in celebration of Buddha's birthday also takes place at this temple.

    Current Status
    [Lacebark Pine of Jogyesa Temple] Natural Monument (Designated on December 7, 1962)
    [Daeungjeon Hall of Jogyesa Temple] Seoul Metropolitan City Tangible Cultural Heritage (Designated on September 10, 2000)
    [Seated Buddha of Jogyesa Temple] Seoul Metropolitan City Tangible Cultural Heritage (Designated on July 15, 2000)
    [Seokgabuldo of Jogyesa Temple] Seoul Metropolitan City Tangible Cultural Heritage (Designated on July 15, 2000)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Limited parking space. Use of public transportation recommended)

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    [Inside Jogyesa Temple]
    - 1,000 won for every 10 min
    * Discount coupon for Jogyesa followers: 1,000 won for 1 hr (up to 3 hrs, after 3 hrs 1,000 won for every 10 min)
    [Paid parking lot near Jogyesa Temple]
    Seoinsa Madang Public Parking Lot: 800 won for every 10 min
    Jogyejong Chongmuwon Parking Lot: 3,000 won for one hour (1,500 won for additional 30 min after)

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