Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Bongjeongsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (봉정사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

Explanation

Bongjeongsa Temple is believed to have been built in 672 by the Great Buddist Monk Ui-Sang. However, other documents seem to state that Neungin Daedeuk, a disciple of Monk Ui-Sang, established the temple. During the Korean War, many documents related to the temple were destroyed, so much of the history has been lost. In 1972, while reconstruction work was being done on Geungnakjeon Hall, records were discovered stating the hall was repaired in 1363. This discovery gave concrete evidence that Geungnakjeon Hall is the oldest wooden building in the nation.


Inquiry

+82-54-853-4181


Homepage

www.bongjeongsa.org (Korean only)
www.templestay.com (Korean, English)


Information Use

World Heritage

Years experience : Preschoolers accompanied by parent and older

Experience Guide : Templestay

Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-853-4181

Parking facilities : Available


More information

Restrooms
Available

Interpretation Services Offered
Not available

Location

222, Bongjeongsa-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do