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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Gyeongju-si » Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))

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Bunhwangsaji (Bunhwangsa Temple Site) (분황사지-중복(317503))   
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Address
313, Guhwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경주시 구황동 313번지
Type
Holy Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-54-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-742-9922 (Korean)
Homepage
eguide.gj.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
bunhwangsa.org
(Korean only)
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Introduction
Bunhwangsa Temple was built in 634 in the third year of Queen Seondeok (27th monarch of Silla Kingdom). It is located next to the site of the Hwangnyongsa Temple and was once the home of the great monks Wonhyodaesa and Jajang.

Because of its long history, Bunhwangsa is thought to have once been filled with a number of important relics, but most were lost in fires during the Mongolian and Japanese invasion of Imjinwaeran. The only remaining artifacts are the Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda, Hwajaengguksabibu (part of the foundation of a memorial erected for Great Monk Wonhyo), Samnyongbyeoneojeong (a well where, according to legend, three dragons protectors of the Silla Kingdom lived), and the Dangganjiju flagpoles.

The Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda, which is designated as National Treasure No. 30, measures 9.3 meters in height and was the first stone pagoda of the Silla period. It was constructed using bricks cut from black andesite. Today, only three tiers of the pagoda remain, but it is believed to have once stood seven or nine stories tall.

The Dangganjiju are two stone pillars that stand 3.6 meters high. The word ‘Danggan’ refers to the wooden, metal, or stone poles used for hanging flags signifying the occurrence of a Buddhist event within the temple. The bases of the flagpoles/pillars are in the shape of a turtle, which sets these particular poles apart from other dangganjiju flagpoles. Other ruins discovered nearby are the Buddha statues excavated from a well thirty meters away from the temple’s northern rear wall. The statues are now on exhibit outside the Gyeongju National Museum.
Current Status
Mojeonseoktap stone pagoda - National Treasure No.30
Operating Hours
8:00-18:00
Winter Season : 8:00-17:00
Parking Facilities
Available (free)
Admission Fees
Adults 1,300 won / Group 1,300 won
Youths 1,000 won / Group 900 won
Children 800 won / Group 700 won
Facilities for the Handicapped
Restrooms
Interpretation Services Offered
English, Japanese, Chinese
Directions
Start at the bus stop across from the Gyeongju Bus Terminal.
Take Bus 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, or 227.
Get off at Bunhwangsa Temple.
OR
Take a taxi from Gyeongju Bus Terminal to Bunhwangsa Temple Site. (10min)

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