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Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))

  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))
  • Geumsansa Temple (Gimje) (금산사(김제))

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Address
1, Moak 15-gil, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 김제시 금산면 모악15길 1 (금산면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: Temple Office +82-63-548-4441~2, Temple Stay 063-542-0048 (Korean)
Homepage
www.geumsansa.org (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located near the entrance of the Moaksan Provincial Park, Geumsansa Temple (금산사) was established by King Beop, or Beopwang, of the Baekje period (599AD). The Buddhist temple features over ten designated cultural properties including Mireukjeon, a national treasure, as well as other attached buildings. The country’s only three-story building containing a Buddha statue, Mireukjeon was built with wood and has a single-open floor inside. In spring, cherry blossom trees come into full bloom from the mountain entrance all the way to Geumsansa; and in winter Buddhist adherents come to bow before the statue of Mireuk bodhisattva inside Mireukjeon or walk in circles around the pagoda. The statue is the largest indoor standing Buddha in the world reaching 11.82 meters of height. The two other Buddha statues standing on right and left of the Mireuk bodhisattva are 8.8 meters tall each.

    * Important Cultural Properties
    Mireukjeon (National Treasure No. 62)
    Noju (Treasure No. 22)
    Seogyeondae (Treasure No. 23)
    Hyedeogwangsa Jineungtapbi (Treasure No. 24)
    Geumsansa Ocheungseoktap (Treasure No. 25)
    Geumsansa Bangdeunggyedan (Treasure No. 26)
    Geumsansa Yukgak Dacheungseoktap (Treasure No. 27)
    Geumsansa Dangganjiju (Treasure No. 28)
    Simwonam Bukgang Samcheungseoktap (Treasure No. 29)
    Geumsansa Daejangjeon (Treausre No. 827)
    Geumsansa Seokdeung (Treasure No. 828)

    Telephone
    Temple Office +82-63-548-4441~2, Temple Stay 063-542-0048

    Tour Course Information
    Geumsansa (금산사) → Moaksan (모악산) → Suwangsa (수왕사) → Daewonsa (대원사) → Gui Middle School (구이중학교)

    Geumsansa (금산사) → Janggeunjae (장근재) → Moaksan (모악산) → Geumsansa (금산사) → Doye (pottery) Village (도예마을)

    Operating Hours
    sunrise-sunset

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Adults 3,000 won / Group 2,500 won
    Youths 2,000 won / Group 1,500 won
    Children 1,000 won / Group 800 won
    * Group - 30 or more people

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English

    Pets
    Not permitted

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