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Jeollabuk-do » Wanju-gun » Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))

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Songgwangsa Temple (Wanju) (송광사(완주군))   
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Address
569-2, Daeheung-ri, Soyang-myeon, Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 완주군 소양면 송광수만로 255-16 (소양면)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-63-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-243-8091
Homepage
www.songkwangsa.org (Korean only)
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Introduction
Songgwangsa Temple in Soyang-myeon (Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do Province) has a unique history that spans a period of over a thousand years. For many years the temple lay incomplete until Monk Bojo Chejing began reconstruction in the 7th year of King Gyeongmun of Silla (867 AD). The temple was destroyed at one point in time, but Master Monk Jinul prayed that it be rebuilt. In accordance with his fervent hopes, in the 1600s the monk’s followers rebuilt a number of the temple’s halls and buildings, many of which can still be seen today. The temple is also remembered as the temple that King Injo helped rebuild with the hope that his two sons, who had been taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty during the Byeongjahoran War (Chinese invasion of Korea in 1636), would be returned safely and that Buddha would heal the nation.

One of the Korea’s four major temples, Songgwangsa is home to Jijangbosal and Siwangsang statues (found in Jijangjeon Hall), a Seokgayeorae statue, and 500 Nahansang statues (found in Nahanjeon Hall). The temple is also home to eight Tangible Cultural Assets and four Treasured Cultural Assets: Daeungjeon Hall, the Samsebulsang statues, the bell-tower, and the Sacheonwangsang statue.

Beloved for its historical significance as well as its beauty, the temple draws throngs of worshipers throughout the year. In spring, many tourists flock to the area to explore the temple and walk through the nearby cherry blossom tunnels. A worthwhile attraction for visitors of all ages, the temple is particularly well-suited for those with mobility problems since it is located on ground level.
Telephone
+82-63-243-8091
Activity Information
Temple Stay
(Inquiries: +82-63-241-8090)
Programs
- Templestay for relaxation: 30,000 won
- Pilgrimage Templestay: 20,000 won
- BIG Templestay (2 days): 60,000 won

>> Click here for details on temple stay programs.
Activity Dates
* Cherry blossoms typically bloom in late April.
Operating Hours
07:00-19:00
Parking Facilities
Available
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
Not available
Directions
From Jeonju, take Local Bus 806, 814 or 838 and get off at Songgwangsa Temple.

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