|Yongmunsa Temple (Yongmunsan Mountain) (용문사-용문산)|
|Yongmunsa Temple (용문사) is located about 9km northeast from Yongmun station on the Jungang line. It was built during the Silla Dynasty and reconstructed during the reign of King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty. It was badly damaged during the Korean War, but was restored and now consists of three buildings, the main hall, daeungjeon, and the bell tower. Its courtyard contains the largest gingko tree in the East, which is 1,100 years old, measures 60m in height and 14m in circumference and is designated and protected as natural monument no. 30. Legend says the great Buddhist monk Uisang, who lived during the Silla Dynasty, stuck his staff in the earth, and the tree grew out of the simple staff.|
|Course 1) Youngmunsan Resort (용문산관광지) → Youngmunsa Temple (용문사) → Madangbawi Rock (마당바위) → Youngmunsan Mountain (용문산) - 3 hours 10 mins)
Course 2) Youngmunsan Resort → Youngmunsa Temple → Neungseongil (능선길) → Youngmunsan Mountain - 2 hours 50 mins
Course 3) Youngmunsan Resort → Youngmunsa Temple → Sangwonsa Temple - 1 hour 30 mins
Course 4) Youngmunsan Resort → Youngmunsa Temple → Youngmunsan Mountain → Baegunbong (백운봉) → Saesugol (새수골) - 7 hours 10 mins)
Course 5) Sangwonsa Temple → Janggunbong (장군봉) → Baegunbong → Saesugol - 5 hours 30 mins)
Course 6) Sudogol (수도골) → Baegunbong → Saesugol - 5 hours 30 mins)
Course 7) Sudogol → Baegunbong → Hamseongwangteo (함성왕터) → Sanasa (사나사) - 3 hours 20 mins
Course 8) Saesugol → Baegunbong → Hamseongwangteo → Sanasa - 3 hours 30 mins
|* Temple stay
Experience the ascetic life and enjoy peace of mind and traditional culture at a temple that combines nature and Buddhist culture.
Programme: Self-reflection; learning temple etiquette; striking the temple bell; a tea party with the monks; meditation; dawn worship; mountain climbing, etc.
Things to bring to the temple: Toiletries; writing instruments; hat; socks; sports shoes or mountain climbing boots for mountain climbing (clothes are provided).
The temple stay is mainly offered from Saturday to Sunday every week but is also regularly provided during weekdays. / The programme content is subject to change according to circumstances.
|Adults 2,000 won / group 1,800 won (more 30 people)
Youths 1,400 won / group 1,200 won
Children 1,000 won / group 800 won
* Free - ages under 7
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|English and Japanese (Reservation 031-770-2491~5)|
|Take a bus for Yongmun from Seoul (Sangbong or East Seoul terminal). It runs every 20 to 30 minutes (06:05-21:30) and the journey takes one hour.
Take a bus for the Yongmunsan Resort at the Yongmun bus terminal. It runs every hour and takes 20 minutes.