|Samhwasa Temple (삼화사)|
Samhwasa Temple is located near the entrance of the Mureung Valley of Mt. Dutasan in the City of Donghae, Gangwon Province. The one-thousand year old, small but historical temple falls under the supervision of Woljeongsa Temple. It was originally named “Geukryeondae” when built by monk Jijangyulsa in the eleventh year of Queen Seonseok of the Silla Kingdom (AD 642). In 864 it was renamed Samgongam by the chief monk, and during the reign of King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty, it assumed the current name, Samhwasa Temple.
The temple houses the main shrine (also called Yaksajeon), Jeokkwangjeon, Beomjonggak pavilion, Geukrakjeon shrine, Birojeon shrine, Chilseongdan shrine, and Muhyanggak pavilion. The temple is also home to national treasures No. 1277 (three story stone pagoda) and No. 1292 (steel sitting Buddha statue).
Samhwasa Temple operates a school teaching Buddhism and offers temple stay programs providing a beautiful, serene experience of temple life.
|Temple Stay (Korean only)|
* Adults 1,500 won (Group 1,200 won)
* Teenagers 1,000 won (Group 800 won)
* Children 600 won (Group 500 won)
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Washroom for disabled visitors|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|Take bus from Dong Seoul Terminal to Donghae (07:10-20:05, departs every 1hr 20min, 2hr 50 min duration)
Take city bus #12-4 >> Get off at Mureung Valley >> 5 min walk