|Songgwangsa Temple (Suncheon) (송광사 (순천))|
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|Songgwangsa Temple is located on the west side of Jogyesan
Mountain, and is a famous sambosachal in Korea. Sambo means "three treasures" in Korean, and
in Buddhism there is bulbo, beopbo, and seungbo. Songgwangsa Temple qualifies as a seungbo temple, which
refers to the disciples and practicioners of Buddhism at the temple. The reason Songgwangsa Temple became a seungbo temple is because many high monks were produced from this temple.
The road to the temple is covered by beautiful tall trees. If you cross the valley from the road, a bridge called Cheongryanggak appears. On the bridge is a pavilion, where you can have a rest. Inside the temple, you can see the Daeungbojeon, the main building. This building has a roof shaped to look like it has two roofs. To one side of the main building is Jijangjeon Shrine, where there is a statue of Buddha, and Seungbojeon Shrine, which tells the world that this is a seungbo temple.
Songgwangsa Temple has three great treasures: the Bisari Gusi, Ssanghyangsu, and Neunggyeonnansa. Bisari Gusi is a rice container that was made from a large tree. It was used to store the rice for monks, and because it was so large, it contained enough rice for 4,000 monks. Ssanghyangsu refers to two large Chinese Juniper trees. Lastly, Neunggyeonnansa is a plate belonging to Songgwangsa Temple, and it was built with many intricate designs. Make time on your trip to see the many national treasures that are located here.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Songgwangsa (송광사) - Cheonjaam (천자암) - Gulmokjae (굴목재) - Jogyesan (조계산) - Seonamsa (선암사) (20 km)|
"No Possessions" Walk
A Day with a Monk (Consultation Temple Stay)
Be Silent and Listen to Your Mind (Self Meditation Temple Stay)
|Summer season 06:00-19:00
Winter season 07:00-18:00
|Individual: Adults 3,000 won / Students 2,000 won
Group (30 or more people): Adults 2,500 won / Students 1,500 won
* Free (ID required): Seniors (age 65 or older), People with disabilities, Children (age under 7)
* Students (ID required): Elementary, Middle, High school students
Operating hours: 09:00-11:00 / 12:00-18:00 (winter 17:00)
* Last admission is 20 minutes before closing.
* Regular closed time: Every Monday, snowy/rainy days, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holidays
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From Central City Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Suncheon Bus Terminal.
Catch Green Bus no. 111 by the S-Oil Gas Station 100 m southwest of the bus terminal.
Get off at Songgwangsa Temple Bus Stop.