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Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 hermitages made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang(590~658). At Woljeongsa Temple there is the Seongbo Museum where you can view the Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918∼1392), the Octagon shaped 9-story pagoda, also called as the Sari-pagoda(relic pagoda), and the Stone Seated Buddha figure. Also there is the Jeokmyeolbogung where Buddha's bone relics are said to be preserved, and the large sermon hall Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion.
Usually in a Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion the Vairocana figure is enshrined, but it is interesting that the Sakyamuni figure is enshrined at Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion at Woljeong temple. Woljeongsa Temple of today is the restored temple after a Korean war in 1950 when the Chilbulbojeon, Yeongsanjeon, Gwaneungjeon, Jinyeonggak and 17 other buildings were burned. Many cultural assets and historic data were lost at this time. The Silla Dongjong, which was excavated from the Seonrimwon site in Yangyang-gun, was also lost. The Budo site (relic site) and sagoji(historic document storage) is nearby Woljeongsa Temple. The Budo site is a 15-minute walk from Woljeongsa Temple to Sangwonsa Temple, just before crossing the Banya Bridge. Here there are 22 pagodas that possess the remains of the monks who had lived here. Sagoji is an hour’s walk from Woljeongsa Temple in the Sangwonsa direction near Yeonggamsa Temple.
04:00-20:00 (Mar-Oct) / 04:00-19:00 (Nov-Feb)
Adults - Individual 2,500 won / Group 2,200 won
Youth - Individual 1,000 won / Group 800 won
Children - Individual 400 won / Group 300 won
* Groups are more than 30 persons.
* Fees for Woljeongsa Temple and Sangwonsa Temple are included.
- From Jinbu Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus bound for Woljeongsa Temple (12 times a day / 15 min ride) and get off in front of the temple.
- Taxi takes 15 min from the bus terminal.