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Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))

  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Gurye Yeongoksa Temple (연곡사 (구례))
  • Address 774, Piagol-ro, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
    전라남도 구례군 토지면 피아골로 774 (토지면)
  • Type Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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  • Homepage www.yeongoksa.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Yeongoksa Temple is located in Naedong-ri, Gurye-gun and was constructed in 543 by Yeongi, a high Buddhist monk, who also helped create Hwaeomsa Temple. The temple was destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-1598) and the Korean War. In spite of the damage, the temple has continued to house two national treasures and four treasures. Starting from March 1, 1981 with the original Beopdang Hall, the temple began to be rebuilt due to the efforts of the leading monk at the time, Chang Sungbu.

    Acording to legend, Yeongi discovered a pond in the current sanctuary area when reading about the land's topography. While he was looking at the middle of the pond, one swallow flew from a whirlpool. After that, the pond began to dry up and the place was then used for the temple. As such, the name Yeongok refers to the phenomenon of "Yeon," a swallow, and "Gok," a valley. There is a memorial plaque for Go Gwang-sun, a patriotic leader who fought against Japanese power during the Japanese colonization period while taking shelter at Yeongoksa Temple

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    Activity Information
    Templestay

    Parking Facilities
    Available (limited space)

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Large-sized cars - 7,500 won

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