|Boseoksa Temple (보석사)|
|Located on the southeastern slope of Jinaksan Mountain (732 meters), about six kilometers away from Geumsan-eup, Boseoksa Temple was founded by the great Buddhist monk Jogu Daesa in 866 (12th year of King Heongang) during the Silla Kingdom. The temple’s name Boseoksa (boseok meaning ‘jewelry’) comes from the statue of Buddha in the temple that was cast from gold found in the mountain facing the temple.
The temple is comprised of Daeungjeon Hall, Euiseongak Shrine and Sansingak Shrine. Close to the temple grounds are 12 stunning waterfalls. You can also see a 1,100 year-old gingko tree (natural monument no. 365) or take a pleasant stroll along a 300 meter long fir tree road. .
Euiseongak Shrine stands in front of the Daeungjeon Hall, which is where the great monk Yeonggyu Daesa, who also served as a monk soldier, practiced Buddhism. He traveled back and forth between Boseoksa Temple and Gapsa Temple at Mt. Gyeryongsan in Gongju while devoting himself to spiritual enlightenment. When the Imjin War (Japanese invasions of Korea, 1592-1598) broke out, he gathered monk soldiers to join forces with the voluntary civil soldiers and lost his life with 700 other patriotic soldiers as they fought to drive out the enemy at Geumsan. He is known to have contributed greatly to each and every fight with his exceptional bravery and courage.
|Daeungjeon Hall in Boseoksa Temple - Tangible Cultural Property No. 143|
|* Boseoksa Temple - Yeongcheonam Hermitage - Dogutongbawi rock - Mountain Peak - Wonhyoam Hermitage - Geumsan Mountain (8km, 3hrs)
* Jinak-ro Plaza in Geumsan-eup - Bawi Ridge- Mountain Peak - 737bong peaks - Yeongcheonam Hermitage - Boseoksa Temple (9km, 3hrs)
Express Bus Terminal (Seoul Express Bus Terminal Station, Seoul Subway Line
3, 7, 9), take an express bus bound for Geumsan(금산).
* Bus schedule: 06:30, 08:05, 10:05, 11:30, 13:30, 15:05, 17:05, 18:30
From Geumsan Terminal, take Bus Geumsan-Nami(Seok-dong, Yeokpyeong) (금산-남이)(석동,역평), and get off at Boseoksa Temple(보석사).
* Bus scehdule: 08:30-16:40, run 3 times a day
From Geumsan Terminal, take a taxi to Boseoksa Temple (16min).