|Cheongnyongsa Temple Site (청룡사지)|
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|This is the site where Cheongnyongsa Temple, a major temple in the Goryeo era, once stood. The following legend is associated with the temple.
One spring day, a monk took refuge from the rain under a tree. There, he saw two dragons at play with a cintamani (wish-fulfilling jewel), which fell towards the ground. One of the dragons flew towards the cintamani and on its way up, it went up to Cheonggyesan Mountain. The dragon and the cintamani disappeared and the rain stopped.
Near the site, there remains the Jeonghyewonyungtap Pagoda where the sarira of National Preceptor Bogak Guksa is enshrined, a stone lantern, and Jeonghyewonyungtap Pagoda. On the bottom of the Jeonghyewonyungtap Pagoda, a lion is dynamically depicted, so it is also called Sajaseokdeung (lion stone lantern). The latter, together with the Ssangsajaseokdeung (twin lion stone lantern) in the Hoeamsaji Temple site in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do Province, are representative lion stone lanterns from the Joseon era.
|From Dong Seoul Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, Seoul Subway Line 2), take an intercity bus bound for Chungju(충주).
* Bus schedule: 08:00, 11:20, 11:30, 16:45, 18:50, 20:40, 23:00
From Chungju Bus Terminal, take Bus 356 bound for Cheongnyongsa Temple Site entrance(청룡사지입구).
* Bus schedule: 06:30, 07:45, 11:35, 14:50, 18:35