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Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)

  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)
  • Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)

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Address
203, Baekjemunhwa-ro, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 영광군 법성면 백제문화로 203 (법성면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-350-5752
Homepage
www.yeonggwang.go.kr/02en/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Beopseongpo (법성포) is where an Indian Monk Mirananta first set foot on Korean territory in A.D 384 to spread Buddhism, having made his journey via Dongjin in China. This area then is being developed as a tourist destination as the originating place of Buddhism in Korea. Note: the word ‘Beop’ in ‘Beop-seong-po’ means Buddhism while ‘Seong’ means a saint, referring to the Indian Monk Marananta.

    The origins of Buddhism in Korea are clear for Goguryeo and the Silla Kingdoms, but regarding the Kingdom of Baekje it is a little more obscure. It has been claimed by word of mouth in this region that the Indian Monk Marananta came to Beopseongpo of Yeonggwang to deliver his message of Buddhism and built the Bulgapsa Temple (불갑사) which hence became the first monument of Buddhism in the Baekje Kingdom.

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    +82-61-350-5752

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