Colonial Korea: Muryangsa Temple – 무량사 (Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do)

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Flag pole supports in 1916 at Muryangsa Temple in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do.

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Colonial Korea: Magoksa Temple – 마곡사 (Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do)


The mountainside view of Magoksa Temple in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do in 1932.

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Seonsuam Hermitage – 선수암 (Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do)


A look inside the well-populated interior of the Gwaneeum-jeon at Seonsuam Hermitage.

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Just to the south-west of the temple courtyard at Sudeoksa Temple is Seonsuam Hermitage. Directly associated with the famed Sudeoksa Temple, Seonsuam Hermitage is built for Korean Buddhist nuns.

Mujinam Hermitage – 무진암 (Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do)


An early morning image of Mujinam Hermitage in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do.

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Directly to the south of its associated temple, Muryangsa Temple, lies Mujinam Hermitage in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do. As you first approach the hermitage, you’ll be welcomed to the grounds by a dozen outlying stupas. It’s just past this monastic cemetery, as well as past the monks’ dorms, that you’ll finally enter the compact Mujinam Hermitage courtyard.

Janggoksa Temple – 장곡사 (Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do)


The lower courtyard at Janggoksa Temple in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do.

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Located in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do on the slopes of Mt. Chilgapsan, Janggoksa Temple was first established in 850 A.D. by Master Bojo-guksa. Janggoksa Temple is beautifully situated in the western part of Chilgapsan Provincial Park. Additionally, the temple is home to two National Treasures and four Treasures.

Now and Then: Magoksa Temple

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Magoksa Temple in the early part of the last century.

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Gwanchoksa Temple – 관촉사 (Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do)


The amazing 18 metre tall Mireuk-bul statue at Gwanchoksa Temple.

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Situated on the eastern slopes of the diminutive Mt. Banyasan (elevation 100 metres) in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, Gwanchoksa Temple was first established in 968 A.D. by the monk Hyemyeong at the start of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

Muryangsa Temple – 무량사 (Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do)

DSC_2182-1024x678 A look through the Cheonwangmun Gate at Muryangsa Temple in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do.

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Sudeoksa Temple – 수덕사 (Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do)


The oldest building in Korea is housed at Sudeoksa Temple in Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do.

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Temple Stay: Magoksa Temple (Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do)


The sun shining on the main hall at Magoksa Temple.

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