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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Yeongju-si » Huibangsa Temple (희방사)

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Address
1-1, Sucheol-ri, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 영주시 풍기읍 수철리
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-638-2400
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
eng.koreatemple.net
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
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Introduction
4km northeast of Huibang station is Huibangsa Temple, which is located at the foot of Sobaeksan Mountain 850m above the sea level. The temple was built by the Great Monk Duwun in the 12th year (643) of Queen Seondeok’s reign during the Silla Kingdom. The temple used to preserve a wooden printing block for Weolinseokbo vol.1 & 2 (a biography of Buddha), but it was destroyed when the temple burned down during the Korean War. Recently, the wooden printing block has been recreated. Near the entrance of the temple is a natural forest that creates beautiful shadows when the sunlight hits the trees. Also near the temple, one can find Huibang Falls (28m in height) which is the largest waterfall in the central inland region of Korea.

* Huibang Falls
4km northeast of Huibangsa Temple Station on the Jungang Subway Line is Huibang Falls, which is located at the foot of the Sobaeksan Mountain. The waterfall is on the way to Yeonhwabong Peak (1,383m in height) of Sobaeksan Mountain, and it is the largest water fall in the central inland region of Korea. The valley where the water falls has trees and rocks, and right above the water fall is the recently rebuilt Huibangsa Temple. Other tourist attraction sites nearby include Buseoksa Temple, and Sosuseowon Confusion Academy located along the hiking course of Sobaeksan Mountain.
Telephone
+82-54-638-2400
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Hiking Course
* Huibangsa Temple ~ Huibangsa Falls ~ Yeonhwabong Peak
* Huibangsa Temple ~ Astronomical Observatory ~ Yeonhwabong Peak ~ Birobong Peak ~ Gungmangbong Peak ~ Jukgye Valley (22km)
Operating Hours
Sunrise - Sunset
Parking Facilities
Available (Huibang parking lot)
Activity Fees
Huibangsa Temple (Tel: +82-54-638-2400)
- Individual: Adult 2,000 won / Student 1,000 won / Child 600 won
- Group: Adult 2,000 won / Student 900 won / Child 500 won
* Group: 30 people or more
Restrooms
Available
Directions

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Yeongju(영주).
* Bus schedule: 06:15-21:45, 30min intervals
From Yeongju Bus Terminal, take Bus 25 bound for Sobaeksan Punggi Spa(풍기온천).
Take a taxi to Huibang Falls(희방폭포) (15min).

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