|Hyangiram Hermitage (향일암)|
|Hyangiram (Cultural Property Material No. 40) is one of four Buddhist hermitages in Korea where the faithful come to pray. It was originally named Wontongam, established by monk Wonhyo during the fourth year of Baekje King Uija’s reign (644). Monk Yunpil later renamed Wontongam as Geumoam in the 9th year of Goryeo King Gwangjong’s reign (958) and then Hyangiram named by monk Inmuk during the 41st year of Joseon King Sukjong’s reign (1715). Hyangiram was a base camp for Buddhist monks who helped Admiral Lee Sun-shin fight the war during the Japanese invasion.
The temple contains Daeungjeon, Gwaneumjeon, Chilseonggak, Dokseodang, and Chwiseongru, all of which are well preserved. Camellias and subtropical plants surround the Bawibong Peak and the fantastic rock of Mt. Geumosan. The mountain path to Hyangiram is very steep and it is one of the exciting mountain courses of Korea. To reach the temple, you will need to climb the rock at the midpoint of the trail and pass the stone gate, situated between two large rocks near the temple.
|Cultural Property Material No. 40 (February 29, 1984)|
|Open all year around|
won / Group: 2,000 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 1,500 won / Group: 1,200 won
Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
* Group: 30 people or more
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|From Yeosu Bus Terminal, cross the road and then take Bus 111 or 113 to the Impo (임포 (향일암)) bus stop.
Go 100m with the ocean on the left side.
At the GS 25 convenient store, turn right and follow the road upward.
Take a right after 3 blocks.
Hyangilam (향일암) is located 50m ahead on the left.