Bomunsa Temple is located at Seokmodo Island, west of Ganghwado Island. It is said that the temple was constructed by Queen Seondeok during the Silla Era in 635 AD.
Upon entering the temple, you will see a 600-year-old Chinese juniper tree. Behind the tree is Seokgulamja, a small Buddhist temple in a natural cave. The entrance of the grotto is small, but the room inside is large. There is a huge millstone that the monks used for cooking beside Seokgulamja that is designated as a Cultural Monument. If you go back side of the temple, you will discover the must-see attractions here, namely the rock-carved Buddha on Nunseop (eyebrow in Korean) Rock. Take a 8 minute hike up from temple yard before sunset and you might be able to catch a magnificent view of the sun setting beyond the west sea.
44, Samsannam-ro 828beon-gil, Samsan-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon[Google Map]
www.bomunsa.me (Korean only)
How To Use
From Shinchon / Songjeong Station (Seoul Subway line 5), take Bus No. 3000 to Ganghwa Bus Terminal. From Ganghwa Bus Terminal, take city bus bound for Oepo-ri and get off at Oepo-ri Dock Bus Stop. It takes 10 min by boat from Oepo-ri to Seokpo-ri Dock.
Adults - Individual 2,000 won / Group 1,600 won
Youth - Individual 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won
Children - Individual 1,000 won / Group 800 won
※ Group - 30 or more people
※ Free admission (with proper ID): Member of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, Seniors (age 65 and older), children not yet in school, men of national merit, wounded veteran and one guardian, persons with disability (levels 1-3)
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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