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Bongwon-sa Temple, Seoul

Bongwon-sa Temple - Seoul, South Korea
Bongwon-sa Temple
San 1 Bongwon-dong, Seoul, South Korea 120-150Map
Seodaemun-gu
+82 2 3707 9451
Neighborhood: Seodaemun-gu
Overview

Originally called Panjasa, this temple was founded in 898 during the Shilla Kingdom period. It stood on the present-day site of Yonsei University. In 1748, under King Yongjo's rule in the Chosun Dynasty, it was moved to its present site and renamed Pongwonsa by the king. The '3,000 Buddha's Hall' is the largest wooden structure in Korea. No nails were used in its construction. The temple is famous for traditional ceremonies, chanting, religious dancing and art. No admission fee is required here.

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