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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.
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
Take a train to Gyeongju Train Station.
Take Bus 10 headed for Gampo (감포) in Yangnam (양남) direction.
Get off at Bunhwangsa Temple, and walk to Bunhwangsa Temple.

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