Historic Buddhist Temple at the Foot of Unmun Mountain

Unmunsa Temple

운문사

Unmunsa Temple is an incredibly old temple, built all the way back in the year 560 when Korea was under the rule of the Silla Dynasty. It was heavily damaged during the Japanese invasions, towards the end of the 16th century, but rebuilt not long after Korea's victory in the war. It was built at the foot of the incredibly scenic Unmun Mountain, part of Korea's vast Taebaek Mountain Range, and the temple site provides a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, especially during Fall. The temple is also home to the largest Buddhist nunnery in the country, with over 200 nuns practicing here every year. 

 

The site also features four small temples, Sariam, Naewonam, Bukdaeam and Cheongsinam, built around the main temple as well as a number of artifacts, including an old pine tree, a stone lantern, and a painting of the Buddhist sage Chilseong done by a monk who resided at the temple in the 19th-century that was recently recovered at an art auction in New York. There is a small admission fee to enter the temple, 2,000 won for adults and 1,000 for children, although there is a small discount if you come as a group. 

Information

Company NameUnmunsa Temple (운문사)
Category Classes & Workshops Outdoors & Adventure Social
Phone054-372-8800
URLs Homepage

264 Unmunsa-gil, Unmun-myeon, Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea 264

Nearby Destinations

Review