|Woljeongsa Temple (오대산 월정사)|
|Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 monasteries made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590~658). At Woljeongsa Temple there is the Seongbo Museum where you can view the Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918∼1392), the nine-story octagonal pagoda, also called as the Sari-Pagoda (relic pagoda), and the Stone Seated Buddha figure. Also there is the Jeokmyeolbogung where Buddha's bones are said to be preserved, and the large sermon hall Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion. Usually in a Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion the Vairocana figure is enshrined, but it is interesting that the Sakyamuni figure is enshrined at Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion at Woljeong temple. Woljeongsa Temple of today was restored after the Korean war in 1950 when the Chilbulbojeon, Yeongsanjeon, Gwaneungjeon, Jinyeonggak and 17 other buildings were burned. Many cultural assets and historic data were lost at this time. The Silla Dongjong, which was excavated from the Seonrimwon site in Yangyang-gun, was also lost. The Budo site (relic site) and sagoji (historic document storage) is nearby Woljeongsa Temple. The Budo site is a 15-minute walk from the Woljeongsa Temple to its location at the Sangwonsa Temple, just before crossing the Banya Bridge. Here there are 22 pagodas that hold the remains of the monks who had lived here. Sagoji is an hour’s walk from Woljeongsa Temple towards Sangwonsa near Yeonggamsa Temple.|
|Temple stay (+82-33-339-6606~7)|
|Adult 2,500 won / Group 2,200 won
Youth 1,000 won / Group 800 won
Children 400 won / Group 300 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Restrooms and Parking Lots|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Available languages: English|
|- From Jinbu Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus bound for Woljeongsa Temple (12 times a day / 15 min ride) and get off in front of the temple.
- Taxi takes 15 min from the bus terminal.
|Nearby Tourist Attractions|
- Located in Woljeongsa Temple
- Hours: 9:30am-6:00pm (Apt-Oct) / 9:30am-5:00pm (Nov-Mar) / Allowed to enter 30 min prior to the closing
- Closing: on Tuesday, New Year's day, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)