|Manghaesa Temple (Gimje) (망해사 (김제))|
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|If you travel along Geumsan Route 29 from Gimje you’ll soon come upon the city of Mangyeong. Continue along 12.3km west of the city and you’ll be rewarded by the sight of Manghaesa Temple sitting atop a cliff on the crest of Jinbongsan Hill. True to its name, which comes from the phrase ‘mang mang dae hae’ (roughly meaning ‘a boundless sea’), the temple commands a sweeping view of the ocean below.
The temple was established by the great monk Buseol Geosa during the 2nd year of King Uija of Baekje (642 AD). Years later, Dobeopsa (a Chinese monk from the Tang dynasty) renovated the temple. The temple was altered again during the reign of King Injo of the Joseon Dynasty when the great monk Jinmuk Daesa built Nakseojeon Hall.
|Open all year round|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Start at the Gimje Bus Terminal or Gimje Station.
Take Local Bus 18, 19 or 19-1 bound for Simpo or Geojeon-ri.
Get off at the entrance of Manghaesa Temple.