|Naesosa Temple (내소사)|
|Naesosa Temple was built by Buddhist Monk Hye-Gu in 633 AD during the Baekje Dynasty and was rebuilt by Monk Cheong-Min in 1633 during the Joseon Dynasty. The Daeungbojeon (the main hall) was built at this time. In 1986, the temple area (radius of 500m) was named a culturally protected area.
On both sides of the main gate (600m across) are large fir trees, which also line the path into the temple. As you continue down the walkway, you’ll come across a row of cherry trees. Just before the temple itself, are four gods called Sacheonwangsang that “guard” the temple. Upon reaching the temple itself (just past the guards) the first thing you’ll notice is the 1000-year-old Dangsan tree. Long ago, people used the base of the tree as a site of prayer.
Housed in Beomjonggak is a bronze bell that can be found in many Buddhist Temples. This particular bell was made during the Goryeo Era and is engraved with three images of Buddha, called “Samjonsang.” The center building of the temple, called “Daeungbojeon” is also an artistic masterpiece, decorated with splendid colors and designs. The flower Salmun doors featuring lotus and Chrysanthemum flowers add another element of traditional beauty to the building.
Of all the temple treasures, Haewuso (meaning “a place that gets rid of worrries”) is not to be missed. True to its name, you’ll almost find yourself forgetting all your worries as you listen to the soft swaying of the surrounding bamboo grove.
Temple Stay for Relaxation (2-Days)
Adults: 40,000 won / Youths: 30,000 won
2-Day Temple Stay Program
Adults: 60,000 won / Youths: 40,000 won
|Winter season: 08:30-17:30
Summer season: 08:00-18:00
|Cars: 155 parking spaces
Bus: 24 parking spaces
Adults: 2,000 won / Youths: 800 won / Children: 500 won
Groups (30 or more people)
Adults: 1,800 won / Youths: 700 won / Children: 400 won
|From Buan Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Naesosa Temple (내소사).
Get off at the Naesosa Temple and walk 800m to the temple.
It takes about 30min by taxi from Buan Bus Terminal to Naesosa Temple.