|Dongguksa Temple (동국사)|
|Dongguksa Temple was built by Japanese monk Seoneungbulgwan in 1909. The temple was run by Japanese monks for 36 years during the Japanese occupation, reverting to Korean jurisdiction when Korea was liberated from under Japanese rule on August 15, 1945. The historical temple is the only surviving Japanese-style temple in the nation.
The temple is characterized by its two main buildings (Daeungjeon and Yosachae, which are connected by a corridor) and the temple’s relative lack of decoration, which stands as a sharp contrast to the brilliantly-colored Korean temples. Dongguksa Temple was officially designated Cultural Asset No. 64 in July 2003 and is now a branch temple of Seonunsa Temple in Gochang, the 24th district of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order.
|Registered Cultural Properties No. 64 (July 15, 2003)|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
1) From Gunsan Intercity/Express Bus Terminal, take Bus 33, 53, 54, 71 or 82.
Get off at Myeongsan 4-way Intersection Bus Stop. (명산사거리, Myeongsan Sageori)
2) From Gunsan Station, take Bus 71 or 82 to Myeongsan 4-way Intersection.
From Gunsan Intercity/Express Bus Terminal, it takes about 5-10min by taxi.