|Sangwonsa Temple (상원사-오대산)|
|Sangwonsa Temple is located 8km north of Woljeongsa Temple. Stories are told that Sangwonsa Temple was built by Buddhist monk Ja Jang (590~658) in 643, in the 12th year of Silla Queen Seon-Deok, and others say that it was built by Bocheon and Hyo-myeong, the sons of King Sin-Mun (reign 681~692), the 31st king of the Silla Dynasty. It was rebuilt in 705 during the 4th year of King Seong-Deok's reign (702∼737). However, in 1946 it was burnt down in a fire, but later restored once again in 1947. Only a Bell Pavillon remained during this period until the building was rebuilt after Korea’s Independence Day. The oldest relic left today is Dongjong (National Treasure No.36), Munsu Child Figure, and the Jungchang, the promotion of virtue in rebuilding Sangwonsa Temple, written by the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty King Sejo (reign 1455∼1468). At the entrance is a site called Gwandaegeori, named after the story about how King Se-Jo would hang his royal garments here when he took baths. Also, there is the Munsu Child Figure where the story of King Sejo and monk Munsu comes from. As National Treasure No.221, the official name is Sangwonsa Munsu Wooden Seated Child Figure. At Sangwonsa Temple, there are other pieces other than the Munsu Child figure. The 91cm diameter Sangwonsa Dongjong was established in 725, in the 24th year of Silla King Seong-Deok. It is famous for its beautiful bell sound and the delicately carved Juakbicheon figure but nowadays it sits silent in order to preserve the bell.
Sangwonsa Temple is located at Jungdaeam on the way to Jeokmyeolbogung in the Mt.Odaesan Birobong Peak direction. At the 2km southwest point is a hermitage where Utongsu Stream, the origin of the Hangang river, flows. Jeokmyeolbogung is a reliquary which possesses the bonesetting relics of Buddha, which was brought by monk Ja Jang from Tang (China).
|* Sangwonsa (상원사) - Birobong (비로봉) - Sangwangbong (상왕봉) - Dudoryeong (두도령) - Bukdaesa (북대사) - Sangwonsa >> 5 hours 15 min
* Sangwonsa - Jungdaesa (중대사) - Jeokmyeolbogung (적멸보궁) - Birobong >> 1 hour 40 min
|Sunrise ~ 17:00|
|Adult 2,500 won / group 2,200 won
Youth 1,000 won / group 800 won
Child 400 won / group 300 won
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Available Language: English|
|1. From Jinbu Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus bound for
Sangwonsa Temple(1 hour interval / 40 min ride).
2. Taxi takes 30 min from the bus terminal.