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Seogwangsa Temple - Seosan (서광사(서산))

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Address
44, Buchunsan 1-ro, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 서산시 부춘산1로 44 (읍내동)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-41-664-2002(Korean)
Homepage
www.koreatemple.net (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Seongwangsa Temple is located in the quiet downtown area of Eupnae-dong, Seosan in Chungcheongnam-do. Its convenient location makes it easily accessible from almost anywhere in town.

    The temple was built by Great Monk Daegyeong in 928 in the end of Silla period and the scholar Choi Chiwon came here to study while he was serving as the governor of Buseong-gun (currently Seosan) in 893. Originally, the temple was called Samseonam, or Three Hermitages, for there had been three hermitages in the upper, middle, and lower part of Mount Buchunsan. During the late Joseon Dynasty, the hermitages in the upper and middle part were closed and only the one at the bottom survived. In 1987, the name of the temple was changed to Seogwangsa.

    Mount Buchunsan is not very tall; however, its pine tree colonies and wild flowers offer a great hiking trail for the residents of Seosan. In wintertime, it offers a magnificent snow-covered landscape.

    Telephone
    +82-41-664-2002

    Activity Information
    Temple Stay in Seogwangsa

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Activity Fees
    Free

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    a handicapped accessible bathroom, Doorway entrances fit for handicapped

    Interpretation Services Offered
    English, Japanese (prior reservation required)

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    not available

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