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Chungcheongbuk-do » Cheongju-si » Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)


Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)   
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  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
  • Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site (청주 흥덕사지)
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713, Jikji-daero, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
충청북도 청주시 흥덕구 직지대로 713 (운천동)
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A large number of relics were unearthed at this site due to a land development project in 1985. Work was halted and relics were excavated by the Cheongju University Museum. The time and size of Heungdeoksa Temple is unknown, but according to Jikji (Buljojikjisimcheyojeol, the world’s oldest existing book printed with movable metal type), the excavated books were printed using metal types at the temple in the third year of King Uwang’s reign (1377). The books were published 78 years earlier than Gutenberg’s invention.

In 1972, the Jikji was officially recognized as the world’s oldest book printed with movable metal type during the International Book Year. The Buljojikjisimcheyojeol is currently kept at the National Library of France.
Current Status
Historic Site No. 315
Approx. 1.5 hours
Operating Hours
Admission Fees
Free of charge.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheelchair rental, separate restrooms, reserved parking spaces and more.
Interpretation Services Offered
Available in English, Chinese and Japanese.
(* Advanced reservation required.)
From Dong Seoul Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus bounds for Cheongju (청주).
After exiting from terminal, take local bus No. 831 heading to to Cheongju Arts Center (예술의전당) Direction.
Cross the Jikji-ro (직지로) at the crosswalk, and go straight for about 200m to arrive at your final destination.

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