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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Gyeongju-si » Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site) (경주 감은사지)

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Address
55-1, Yongdang-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeonju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 경주시 양북면 용당리 55-1
Type
Holy Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-772-3843
Tourist Information Center (Gyeongju Station)
Homepage
guide.gyeongju.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site) was built by King Munmu (AD 661-681), the king of Silla who unified Baekjae and Goguryeo late in the 7th century. Except for the 13.4 high two pagodas, all the buildings were burned to the ground. King Munmu built this temple to drive away the Japanese pirates from the country with the power of Buddha. Unfortunately, he passed away before the completion of the the temple, and asked to burry him at the East Sea, which is 500m far from the temple. Being a sacred dragon of the East Sea, he wanted to protect the county after his death. Therefore he was burried at sea near the temple. His son King Sinmun (AD 681-692) completed the temple and named it Gameunsa Temple, which implies appreciating paternal love.

The Three-story Stone Pagodas
The east and the west pagodas of Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site) are structurally identical and are designated as National Treasuer No. 112. These stone pagodas were made during the early years of the Unified Silla Kingdom. The two 13.4 high pagodas are the highest three-story stone pagodas of the Silla Era and are known for its symmetry.
Telephone
+82-54-772-3843
Current Status
Historic Site No.31 (designated on January 21, 1963)
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Admission Fees
Free
Interpretation Services Offered
Not Available
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not Available
Pets
Not Available
Directions
From Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus #150 and get off at Gameunsaji (Gameunsa Temple Site) (40 min interval / 60 min ride). Walk 3 min to the site from the bus stop.

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