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Address
95, Jikjisa-gil, Daehang-myeon, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (Daehang-myeon)
경상북도 김천시 대항면 직지사길 95 (대항면)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-54-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-429-1700~4, 6013
Homepage
www.jikjisa.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
Introduction
Jikjisa Temple (직지사), located at the foot of Mt. Hwangaksan in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, was constructed in 418 (the 2nd year of King Nulji’s reign, Silla Kingdom). This temple is in perfect harmony with the nearby valley and pine forest. The foliage in fall is particularly breathtaking. It features Birojeon Hall (also known as ‘Cheonbuljeon Hall’), in which approximately 1,000 Buddha statues are enshrined, along with a thousand year old arrowroot. Iljumun Gate, Daeungjeon Hall (one of the most famous architectural structures of the Joseon Dynasty) and a 1.63m-tall Seated Stone Buddhist Statue (Treasures No. 319) from the Unified Silla Period, can also be found on the temple grounds.

* Hwangaksan Mountain
Mt. Hwangaksan (1,111m in elevation), located in the Sobaeksan Mountains, should be called ‘Hwanghaksan’ because of the many cranes that reside on this mountain. However, it is written as ‘Hwangaksan’ on the Jikjisa Temple tablet and in the Taengniji Records (택리지). This mountain is famous for its thick pine forests, pristine streams, beautiful fall foliage and splendid snowscapes.
Telephone
+82-54-429-1700~4, 6013
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Hiking Course
Jikjisa Temple (직지사) - Unsuam Temple (운수암) - Hwangaksan (황악산) Peak - East Vallys - Jikjisa Temple (12km, 5 hours)
Admission Fees
Adults: 2,500 won
Youth: 1,500 won
Children: 1,000 won
*Free: ages under 6 and over 65
Restrooms
Available
Directions
- Dong Seoul Terminal to Gimcheon (Departure 3 times a day (10:10, 14:10, 18:10), 3 hour ride)
- Get on the bus (No. 11, No. 111) to Jikjisa Temple at Gimcheon Station or Gimcheon Bus Terminal(25 minute ride).
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