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Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))

  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
  • Yongjusa Temple (용주사(화성))
136, Yongju-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 화성시 용주로 136 (송산동)
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  • Information
    Yongjusa Temple is a 5 minute walk away from Yungneung (the joint tomb of King Jangjo and Queen Heongyeong) and Geolleung (the joint tomb of King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and Queen Hyoui). The temple was built by King Jeongjo to protect Hyeollyungwon (현륭원), the tomb of his father, Crown Prince Sado.

    This site was originally the location of Garyangsa Temple, which was constructed in 854 AD, the 16th year of King Munseong of the Silla Kingdom. The temple was very famous as it was surrounded by beautiful mountains and crystal clear waters. However, the temple was destroyed by fire during the Byungjahoran (the second Manchu invasion of Korea). During the Joseon Dynasty, King Jeongjo moved the tomb of his father, Crown Prince Sado (or posthumously designated King Jangjo), to this spot, and built Yongjusa Temple here to pray for the repose of his father’s soul. It is said that one night before the temple was completed, King Jeongjo dreampt of a dragon ascending to the sky holding a magic ball in its mouth. He therefore named the temple “Yongjusa”, which means the temple of a dragon with a magic ball in Korean.

    The courtyard of the temple contains Beomjong (the Sacred Bell of Yongjusa Temple, National Treasure No. 120), a stone pagoda, Daeungbojeon (the main hall) and Cheonboru Pavilion. Visitors to Yongjusa Temple can also find the “Bumoeunjunggyeong (부모은중경)” books, which were written by King Jeongjo on the subject of filial affection and respect for one’s parents. These days Yongjusa temple and the Yungneung and Geolleung tombs are highly valued for their cultural heritage.

    Museum: Closed on Mondays

    Activity Information
    Yongjusa Templestay
    * Experiential temple stay: participation fee 60,000 won
    * Retreatment temple stay: participation fee 70,000 won
    * Daily life temple stay: participation fee 30,000 won (10 people or more)

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    Admission Fees
    Adults 1,500 won / group 1,300 won
    Youth 1,000 won / group 800 won
    Children 700 won / group 500 won

    Available Facilities
    Filial Piety Museum

    Not admitted

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