Bunhwangsa Temple


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Bunhwangsa Temple

 

Located on the north side of Hwangryongsa Temple, Bunhwangsa Temple was the home of many Silla monks, such as Wonhyo and Jajang.

It was founded in 634 A .D. (In the 3rd year of Queen Seondeok), and the monk Jajang had served as chief monk there after studying in Dang Dynasty China.

It is the very temple where Wonhyo wrote many books and brought Buddhism to the common people.

The temple once housed a Cheonsudaebihwa painting and Gwaneumbosal mural by Solgeo, but they were lost after several invasions.

On the temple grounds, you can find a stone pagoda built with rocks shaped like bricks and the Hwajaengguksabi Monument in Wonhyo`s honor.

The well, called Samyongbyeoneojeong, remains intact after more then a millenium and is still in use.

Neungji Pagoda is in the neighborhood of Temple Sacheonwangsa, Tomb of Queen Seondeok, Tomb of King Sinmun.
The site of the pagoda is assumed to be the place where King Munmu was cremated.

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