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Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))

  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Incheon Yonggungsa Temple (용궁사 (인천))
  • Address 199-1, Unnam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
    인천광역시 중구 운남로 199-1 (운남동)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-32-746-1361
  • Homepage itour.incheon.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Yonggungsa Temple is located in the same region as the Incheon International Airport and sits on the northeastern slopes of Baegunsan Mountain. During the Silla Kingdom (about 1,300 years ago), the temple was named ‘Baegunsa’ by King Munmu, in reference to the temple’s mountain home. During the Joseon dynasty, it was the temporary residence of Heungseon Daewongun (1820-1898, a politician and father of King Gojong), who stayed at the temple for 10 years praying for his son to ascend to the throne. When his son was finally crowned king, Heungseon Daewongun rebuilt the temple and changed the name to Yonggungsa.

    The temple consists of various buildings such as Gwaneumjeon (re-constructed by Heungseon Daewongun), Yosachae (home of the monks), Chilseonggak, and Yonghwanggak. In Yosachae, the writings of Heungseon Daewongun are hung on the wall and recently, an 11 meter-high statue of Maitreya was put in place. In front of the temple are two 1,300 year-old zelkova trees.

    Current Status
    [Yonggungsa Temple] Incheon-si Tangible Cultural Properties (Designated on November 9, 1990)
    [Yonggungsa Zelkova Trees] Incheon-si Natural Monument (Designated on November 9, 1990)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Operating Hours
    Open 24 hr

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

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