Located on the western foothills of Mudeungsan Mountain, Jeungsimsa Temple is a representative temple of Gwangju. First founded by Buddhist monk Cheolgamseonsa Do Yun in 517 (Silla Kingdom), the temple was remodeled by Buddhist monk Hyesoguksa in 1094 (Goryeo Dynasty) and again by Kim Bang in 1443 (Joseon Dynasty). The temple was burned down during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598) and was reconstructed in 1609 by three Buddhist monks: Seokgyeong, Sujang, and Dogwang. It underwent several additional restorations before being destroyed again by fire during the Korean War (1950-1953). Most of the existing buildings, including Daeungjeon Halll (main temple building), were rebuilt in the 1970s.



177, Jeungsimsa-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju[Google Map]



N/A (Open all year round)



Homepage: (Korean only) Korean only)



How To Use


Parking Facilities: 

- Small vehicles 50 spaces / Large vehicles 3 spaces





From Gwangju
U-Square Bus Terminal, take Bus 09 and get off at Jeungsimsa Bus Stop.
Walk approx. 20 min.

[Subway + Bus]
Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Take Bus 09, 35, 50, 51, 54 or 76
to Jeungsimsa (증심사) Bus Stop.



Additional Info


Admission Fees: 

Free of charge


Available Facilities: 

Temple hall: 3 Buildings (30 people)
Basement auditorium: 1 building (50 people)

[Other facilities]
Walking path, trekking path, restrooms, drinking facilities, etc.





Interpretation Services Offered: 

Reservation must be made in advance (temple volunteer & Buddhist monk)


tel: +82-62-226-0107

zipcode: 61493

accomcount: 20-30 people for accommodations

expagerange: Visitors ages 8 and older

expguide: Templestay
- Retreat type
- Temple life (Two-day program)
- 2-4 hr temple experience program

- Experience type

* Reservation:

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-62-226-0107

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