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Travelers

  • Green Tea Plantation
  • Korea Tea Museum
  • Novel Taebaek Mountains Literature Hall
  • Yulpo Tourism Complex
  • Daewon Temple
  • Jeamsan Recreation Forest
  • Mt. Illim/Yongchu Valley
  • Bibong Dinosaurs Egg Fossil Discovery Location
  • Juam Lake/Seo Jae-Phil Memorial Hall

Daewon Temple

Fifth Tourist Attraction: Daewonsa Temple
  • Location: 506-8 Juksan-ri, Mundeok-myeon, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (831 Juksan-ri) Cheonbong Mountain Daewonsa Temple
  • Date of Construction: AD 503
  • Tel.: 061-852-1755, 061-853-1755/010-6211-5777
  • Characteristics
    • Cherry blossom tree at the entrance of the temple (5km)
    • Close to Baekmin Gallery and Tibet Museum
    • Designated as one of Korea’s 100 most beautiful roads

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  • The Daewonsa Temple houses the Regional Tangible Cultural Asset No. 87, the Hall of Paradise (Geukrakjeon) and Regional Tangible Cultural Asset No. 53, Pagoda of National Monk Jajin. The temple was constructed by Adohwasang in the third year of King Muryeong’s reign of the Baekje Dynasty and renovated by national monk Wono during the Goryeo Dynasty. The Daewonsa Temple is located under Cheonbong Mountain, and it had ten buildings before the Korean War but was burnt down during the uprising of Yeosun. Recently, restoration efforts have been made.
Daewonsa Temple Geukrakjeon (the Hall of Paradise; Regional Tangible Cultural Asset No. 87)
  • It has been said that Daewonsa Temple was constructed by Adohwasang, an old monk of the Shilla Dynasty, in the third year of King Muryeong’s reign of the Baekje Dynasty. The temple was renovated by national monk Wono of the Goryeo Dynasty in the first year of King’s Wonjong reign and monk Tago in the seventh year of King Youngjo’s reign of the Joseon Dynasty. However, it was almost destroyed in the 33rd year of King Youngjo’s reign, but its 16 buildings, including the Hall of Paradise, were restored during the four-year-long construction process.
  • The temple was again destroyed due to the Korean War in 1950 except for the Hall of Paradise but restored in 1982. The Hall of Paradise is 3 Kan in front and 3 Kan on the side. The building has a unique construction style along with two Gongganpo (poles) between Jusimpo (central pole) in front and a rare, gambrel roof. Gongpo has a relatively complex shape, and the external Soeseo is engraved in the slender Yangseo type. The bottom of Soeseo is engraved with lotus buds and carved in relief inside, which shows the features of the late Joseon Dynasty.