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


Huibangsa Temple (희방사)   
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1-1, Sucheol-ri, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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Four kilometers northeast of Huibang Station is Huibangsa Temple, which is located at the foot of Sobaeksan Mountain 850 m above 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 (28 m in height), which is the largest waterfall in the central inland region of Korea.

* Huibang Falls
Four kilometers 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 (1,383 m 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 attractions nearby include Buseoksa Temple, and Sosuseowon Confucian Academy located along the hiking course of Sobaeksan Mountain.
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 (22 km)
Parking Facilities
Available (Huibang parking lot)
Activity Fees
Huibangsa Temple (Tel: +82-54-638-2400)
- Individual: Adult 2,000 won / Student, Teenager, Military/Law Enforcement  1,000 won / Child 600 won
- Group: Adult 2,000 won / Student, Teenager, Military/Law Enforcement 900 won / Child 500 won
* Group: 30 people or more
Parking Fees
Small car 2,000 won
Mid-size car 4,000-5,000 won
Large vehicle 6,000-7,500 won
※Regular bus free (excluding regular parking)

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

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