Jeolla-do Area

Daeheungsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage

Daeheungsa Temple, located in the background of the scenic view of Duryunsan Mountain

Daeheungsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage
Daeheungsa Temple: UNESCO World Heritage

Daeheungsa Temple is a headquarter of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Daeheungsa is located on the foot of Duryunsan, Haenam County, in the province of Jeolla-do.

Generosity at the foot of Mt. Duryunsan: Daeheungsa Temple

Daeheungsa Temple
Daeheungsa Temple

Daeheungsa Temple, located in the background of the scenic view of Duryunsan Mountain, there are many theories about the period of Daeheungsa Temple but it follows the records of AdoHwasang’s establishment in the fifth year of King Jinheung of Silla (544). 

The temple was built by various ancient monks to become a great temple of both gyojong and Seonjong, and the scale of the temple was expanded especially after Seosan Buddhist master.

Daeheungsa Temple
Daeheungsa Temple

It is also famous a dense, long forest road that enters the temple from the entrance of the temple and a tombstone field with several ancient monks, including Seosan Buddhist master, who has established great virtues in the flourishing of the temple.

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Signboard “Muryangsujeon”

Signboard "Muryangsujeon"
Signboard “Muryangsujeon”

The signboard hung on the temple compound is written by renowned Joseon Dynasty writers and offers a glimpse into the true character of Joseon Dynasty calligraphy, especially the signboard on the Daeungbojeon Hall, famous for its anecdotes of Chusa Kim Jeong-hui and Wongyo monk.

Chusa, who was on his way to Jeju Island, stopped by Daeheungsa Temple to drop off Wongyo’s handwriting signboard, saying he didn’t like it, but when he came back from exile, Jeju Island, he made him walk again and put down the signboard of his signboard “Muryangsujeon” 

Daeheungsa
Daeheungsa

He built a virtue of humility in Jeju Island’s exile. When you pass the bridge and climb to the top of Duryunsan Mountain, you can see the scenery of Dadohae National Marine Park at a glance, which is a great place to visit.

Youseon inn

Youseon inn
Youseon inn

Located on the valley road to the Temple, the Youseon Inn is a traditional Korean house and serves both as an inn and a restaurant. It is also known as the filming location of the movie “Seopyeonje,” the closest lodging to Daeheungsa Temple and a place where visitors can see the beauty of traditional hanok.

Temple compound
Temple compound

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Tour Course Information 
[Daeheungsa Temple District Course]
Haenam-eup – Historic Site of Gosan Yun Seon-do – Birthplace of Go Jeong-hui – Duryunsan Cable Car – Daeheungsa Temple – Haenam-eup

Activity Information 
Temple stay 
* Refer to the homepage or make a phone-inquiry.

Parking Facilities 
Available

Parking Fees 
– Small-sized vehicles 2,000 won
– Sedans 3,000 won
– Buses 5,000 won 

Restrooms 
Available

Admission Fees 
[Individuals]
Adults (ages 19 or more) 3,000 won
Teenagers (ages 15-18) 1,500 won
Elementary school students 1,000 won

[Groups]
Adults (ages 19 or more) 2,500 won
Teenagers (ages 15-18) 1,200 won
Elementary school students 800 won

* Free admission
Seniors (ages of 65 or more), kinderegarteners, people with disabilities, etc. 

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