Bongeunsa Temple | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Bongeunsa Temple | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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Previously known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located north of the COEX building in Gangnam. The temple was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794) and then refurbished and renamed Bongeunsa temple later on.

Originally located near the royal mausoleum, Bongeunsa Temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. 3,479 Buddhist scriptures, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee, are stored here.


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