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Jeollabuk-do » Gochang-gun » Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))


Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))   
Seonunsa Temple (Goc...
Seonunsa Temple (Goc...
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  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
  • Seonunsa Temple (Gochang) (선운사 (고창))
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250, Seonunsa-ro, Asan-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 고창군 아산면 선운사로 250 (선운사동)
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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.
Activity Information
Temple Stay Programs
*Temple stay for relaxation
*2-Day/3-Day program (2nd & 4th weekends of each month)
*Temple stay with theme -Temple stay with sunrise: Start and end of each year. -Temple stay with poems: on April every year. -Temple stay with teas: on May every year. -Temple stay during Summer Vacation: on July-August each year. -Temple stay with flowers and poems: on mid to end of September each year. -Temple stay during Chuseok. *Inquiries: +82-63-561-1375
Parking Facilities
Parking available at the Seonunsan Provincial Park
Admission Fees
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), Children under 7, and visitors with disabilities
Parking Fees
[Same day parking]
Two-wheeled vehicles: 400 won
Sedan (compact cars): for business purpose 1,000 won / non-business 2,000 won
Large-size vehicles or buses: regular 2,000 won / one-time visit 3,000 won
Freight trucks: less than 4 tons 3,000 ton / more than 4 tons 3,000 won

[More than 24hours parking] Two-wheeled vehicles: 800 won
Sedan (compact cars): for business purpose 2,000 won / non-business 4,000 won
Large-size vehicles or buses: regular 4,000 won / one-time visit 5,000 won
Freight trucks: less than 4 tons 4,000 ton / more than 4 tons 5,000 won

Not permitted
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)
Tourist Sites
Dosol Valley (Seonunsan Mountain) (도솔계곡 (선운산))
Dosol Valley (Seonunsan Mountain) (도솔계곡 (선운산))
  • Region : Gochang-gun Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Waterfalls/ Valleys/ Mineral Springs
  • Dosol valley is located in Mt. Seonunsan, Gochang-gun district. Seonunsan Mountain, which is also ca...
Seonunsa Temple Stay (선운사 템플스테이)
Seonunsa Temple Stay (선운사 템플스테이)
  • Region : Gochang-gun Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Traditional&Cultural Experiences/ Temple Stays
  • Along with Geumsansa in Gimje-si, Seonunsa is one of the two major temples of Jeollabuk-do region. E...
Seonunsan Provincial Park (선운산도립공원)
Seonunsan Provincial Park (선운산도립공원)
  • Region : Gochang-gun Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : National & Provincial & County Parks
  • Mt. Seonunsan is a popular destination throughout all four seasons. Visitors here can enjoy camellia...
Seonunsan Country Club (선운산 컨트리클럽)
Seonunsan Country Club (선운산 컨트리클럽)
  • Region : Gochang-gun Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Golf
  • Seonunsan Country Club boasts a natural topography that's put it at the top of Korea's golf courses,...
Midang Literary House (미당 서정주 시문학관)
Midang Literary House (미당 서정주 시문학관)
  • Region : Gochang-gun Jeollabuk-do
  • Theme : Exhibition & Memorial Halls
  • The Midang Literary House is a memorial center for the great poet Seo Jeong-Ju (penname ‘Midang’) bu...

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