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Address
94-11, Bunhwang-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 분황로 94-11 (구황동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-54-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-742-9922, 9937
Homepage
www.bunhwangsa.org (Korean only)
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Introduction
Bunhwangsa Temple was built during the year 634 and the third year of Queen Seondeok's rule, the 27th ruler of the Silla Kingdom. Prominent Buddhist priests Wonhyo and Jajang have resided at the temple.

As the temple has a long history, it once held many historical relics but most of them have been lost due to the Mongolian invasion and the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. The remaining relics are Mojeon Stone Tower, Hwajaengguksabibu (A memorial stone placed in memory of Wonhyo, a renown Buddhist priest from the Silla Kingdom), Samnyongbyeoneojeong (A well in which the three dragons that protected Silla were believed to reside), and Danggan Pillars.

Mojeon Stone Tower, the 30th National Treasure reaching a height of 9.3 meters, was built using bricks carved from andesite rocks. While the tower is presumed to be originally a 7-9 story structure, only 3 stories remain today. Danggan Pillars, two stone pillars that stand 3.6 meters high, are located at the entrance of Punhwangsa Temple. Danggan refers to flagpoles made of either wood, metal or stone that were used to hang flags which signified Buddhist festivals so that even people far away would be aware of them. The pillars are supported by stone turtles, a unique feature as most pillars do not possess such characteristics. There are also statues of Buddha displayed in the yard of Gyeongju National Museum. These statues were found in a well situated 30 meters north of the rear wall of Bunhwangsa Temple.
Administration
Bunhwangsa Temple
Telephone
+82-54-742-9922
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Operating Hours
09:00-18:00
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
For cultural asset viewing only.

Individuals
Adults 1,300 won
Teenagers 1,000 won
Children 800 won

Groups (30 or more)
Adults 1,300 won
Teenagers 900 won
Children 700 won

※ Free admission
    Senior citizens (ages 65 and over)
    People with disabilities
    People of national merit
    Buddhist monks and their companions
    Devotees with certificates
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
Restrooms
Korean Info. Service
Tour guide service (Contact Gyeongju City Hall)
Interpretation Services Offered
Tour guide service (Contact Gyeongju City Hall)
Directions
Seoul to Gyeongju

[Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 4))
-Take a bus to Gyeongju (Travel Times: 4hrs. / First bus at 07:00, last bus at 24:00)

[Train]
From Seoul Station, take train to Singyeongju station.
(Express KTX Line; operates 20 times a day / Travel Times: 2 hours)
* Operating hours changes on week and weekend.

Or

From Seoul Station, take train to Gyeongju.
(KTX - Mugunghwa Line; operates 18 times a day, stop at  Dongdaegu station / Travel Times: 3 hours)


Dong Seoul Bus Terminal: +82-1688-5979
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal Service Center +82-1666-5599
Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal +82-54-772-2377
Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal +82-54-741-4000

Gyeongju to Bunhwangsa Temple

From Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal, take bus 10, 70 or 100.
-Get off at Gyeonggo-Sageori station, and walk to Bunhwangsa Temple. (Travel Times: 30 mins).

Or

From Singyeongju Station, take bus 70 or 700.
-Get off at Gyeonggo-Sageori station.



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