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Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))

  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Hwagyesa Temple - Seoul (화계사 (서울))
  • Address 117, Hwagyesa-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 강북구 화계사길 117 (수유동)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-902-2663
  • Homepage www.hwagyesa.org (Korean only)
    www.templestay.com (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Hwagyesa Temple, which falls under the Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism, is located at the foot of Mt. Samgaksan in Suyu-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul. Although it is located in the city of Seoul, the beautiful surrounding mountains and landscapes create a serene atmosphere to escape urban life.

    It was built in 1522 AD (the seventeenth year of the reign of King Jungjong of the Joseon dynasty) by monk Shinwol, but was destroyed in a fire in 1618. In 1866 (the third year of the reign of King Gojong), it was rebuilt through financial support from his royal elders.

    The temple was built in an early architectural style and has Daeungjeon, a main sanctuary (Tangible Cultural Asset No. 65), Myeongbujeon shrine, Samseonggak pavilion, Cheonbulobaekseongjeon shrine, a temple bell pavilion, Bohwaru tower, and Hakseoru tower.

    A small water spring, named Oktakcheon and located in the valley (Hwagyegol) beside Hwagyesa Temple, is famous for supernatural healing powers of skin and stomach diseases. The legend says this spring was formed from crows pecking away at the rocks.

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