|Bongjeongsa Temple (봉정사)|
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|Bongjeongsa Temple was built in the 12th year of King Munmu, who
ruled the Silla Kingdom from 661 to 681. According to legend, the Great Buddist Monk Ui-Sang (625-702) was
launched from Buseoksa Temple and landed on this spot.
Documents from Geuknakjeon state that Neungin Daedeuk, a disciple of Monk Ui-Sang, established the temple, and it was rebuilt several times during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).
Bongjeongsa Temple is the largest temple in Andong and possesses the oldest wooden building in Korea, called Geuknakjeon. Past the Ilju Gate and the forest path is the Bongjeongsa Temple. Bongjeongsa Temple has a unique and elegant atmosphere. The old trees and hermitages nearby are also worth a look. There are many towers inside, such as the Daeungjeon (National Treasure No. 55), Geuknakjeon (National Treasure No. 15), and many others. There are also important buildings, such as the three-storey Stone Pagoda, the representative pagoda of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Geuknakjeon from the Goryeo Dynasty and Daeungjeon from the Joseon Dynasty stand next to each other. It is interesting to compare these two types of architecture. Inside both buildings are trees with the complete collection of Buddhist Sutras, Laws, and Treatises.
| Individual - Adult 2,000 won / Student,
Military 1,300 won / Children 600 won
Groups - Adult 1,500 won / Student, Military 1,000 won / Children 500 won
*Group: 30 or more
|Korean Info. Service|
|Available (Tour guide available with reservation)|
|Take an intercity
bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Andong Terminal, take bus 51 to Bongjeongsa Temple.
* Bus 51 Info: 06;10, 08:25, 10:40, 12:50, 14:50, 17:20, 19:00 / 30-min ride