|Seonunsa Temple (선운사)|
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|Seonunsa Temple was built during the Baekje Dynasty (18 BC-678
AD). It was originally a very large temple, but much was lost during the Jeongyujaeran (the 2nd Japanese Invasion in 1597). Seonunsa Temple includes the treasured relics of Daeungbojeon, Manseru, Yeongsanjeon, and Myeongbujeon Pavilions, together with four additional Buddhist grottos that include Dosoram.
Soenunsa Temple is famous for its camellia flowers. On the low hill behind the Daeungbojeon Pavilion, there are numerous camellia trees. In the spring, the brilliant camellias shower Seonunsa Temple in vibrant colors. These flowers, which frequently appear in literature as well, are designated as Natural Monuments. Seonunsa temple is also known for its beautiful surroundings throughout the year. In the spring, cherry blossoms, and in the summer sangsa flowers decorate the road to the Dosoram area, and fall leaves and winter sceneries are beautiful as well.
The Budo Field, a gathering place for monks' relic is another must-see spot at Seonunsa Temple. There are Budo fields at other larger temples, but those in Seonunsa Temple are located in a lush grove with several small Budo towers that blend beautifully with the surrounding trees. You can also see Jinheung Cave and the huge Maaebul (rock-carved Buddha) when you visit the Dosoram area.
|Temple Stay Programs
Temple stay for relaxation: 40,000 won
2-Day/3-Day program (2nd & 4th weekends of each month): 60,000 won/80,000 won
|Parking available at the Seonunsan Provincial Park|
|Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group: 2,500 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
* Group: 30 or more people
* Free admission: Seniors (over 65), Infants (under 7) and visitors with disabilities
|From Gochang Intercity Bus Terminal, take a direct bus or a local bus to
Seonunsa Temple (선운사).
Direct Bus: runs 8 times a day / Local Bus: runs 24 times a day
From Gwangju U-Square Bus Terminal, take a direct bus to Seonunsa Temple.
(runs 4 times a day)