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Address
345, Buseoksa-ro, Buseok-myeon, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 영주시 부석면 부석사로 345
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-633-3464,
+82-54-638-5833
Homepage
www.pusoksa.org (Korean only)
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Introduction
Buseoksa Temple is considered a 'masculine' temple. It differentiates itself from other temples by its huge size and the scenery is refreshing and beautiful. Buseoksa Temple was built in 676, when King Munmu (661~681) ruled the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C. ~ A.D. 935), by the founder Uisang (625~702) after he received orders from the King. Later in the 7th year (1016) of the Goryeo Dynasty (918~1392) was in the reign of King Hyeonjong (reign 1010 to 1031) Great Buddhist Monk Wonyung (964~1053) renovated Muryangsujeon (National Treasure No.18). It was renovated several times afterwards.

The legend of lady Seonmyo and Uisang is famous. The two met when Priest Uisang went to Dang (Dynasty of China) to study. When Uisang told Seonmyo he would go back to his country, Seonmyo jumped into the sea and drowned. After death, she became a dragon. Seonmyo followed Uisang to Silla to protect and be with him. When Uisang ran against a crowd that had gathered to stop him from building Buseoksa Temple, Seonmyo brought up stones in the air three times. The stone that floated stands on the left side of Muryangsujeon. Because a wide, flat stone had floated above the ground, the temple was named Buseoksa Temple.

At the entrance of Buseoksa you will see 108 steps between Cheonwangmun gate and Anyangmun gate. The number of steps represents redemption from agony and evil passions through 108 cycles. You will find Buseoksa Temple's Three Story Tower when you pass the Iljumun and Cheonwangmun gates. Above the tower you will see Beomjongru. When you pass Beomjongru, you can see a pavilion called Anyang, which means 'entrance to Heaven'. Go past Anyang Pavillion and you will reach the main building of Buseoksa Temple, Muryangsujeon, which boasts beautiful curved lines of the building structure.

Muryangsujeon is a wooden building made in the Goryeo Dynasty. Inside you will find National Treasure No.45, Sojo Yeorae Seated Figure. There are more National Treasures and relics inside such as the Josadang (National Treasure No.19), Josadang Wall Painting (National Treasure No.46) and the Stone Lantern (National Treasure No.17) in front of Muryangsujeon.
Telephone
+82-54-633-3464
Closed
N/A
Operating Hours
Sunrise-sunset
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
Adults: 1,200 won / Group: 1,000 won
Youths: 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
Children: 800 won / Group: 500 won

* Group: 30 people or more
Parking Fees
Cars: 3,000 won
Buses: 6,000 won
Pets
Not permitted
Directions
Across from the Yeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 27 or 55 to Buseoksa (부석사).

Or, from Punggi Station (풍기역), take Bus 27 to Buseoksa Temple.

* Bus 27 Info: 06:10-18:50, 30min-1hr intervals
* Bus 55 Info: 06:20-19:20, 40min-1hr intervals

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