Legend has it that the region of Hakhadong was where the gods lived when they periodically came down from the heavens. When the Jagwangsa Temple was built in the district, Song Siyeol saw it as a sign and created a village school near the temple to train his pupils. It was his hope that the sacred land would aide in the raising of gifted students who would grow to serve their community and country. When building the school, Song Siyeol also planted a juniper tree that, 300 years later, still proudly stands by Jagwangsa Temple.

Upon entering the temple area, visitors will find to their left the Seongjeonnyeongdangji Memorial Stone, which serves to commemorate Song Siyeol and his school. Next to the memorial stone is a pond in which carp swim lazily around lotus flowers. To the left is a large bell which is rung every day, 28 times in the morning and 33 times in the evening. To the right is the main Dharma Hall.

Not just a serene and beautiful building, the 3-story temple also houses artifacts such as the Beopgo, Mogeo, and Unpan, Buddhist instruments used during rituals to cleanse the mind of pain and doubt. Also inside the grand, 3-story temple are numerous signs and wall hangings engraved with Buddhist inscriptions.



50-8, Hakhadong-ro 63beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon[Google Map]



Homepage: (Korean only)



How To Use


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From Yuseong Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 704 and get off at Hakha-dong or Hakha Elementary School Bus Stop.

Walk for approx. 200-500m to the temple.



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addr2: (Hakha-dong)

tel: +82-42-822-9220

zipcode: 34213

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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