Hwangnyongsa Temple is attached to the Taegojong Order of Buddhism. No information is available on when the temple was built, but it is thought to have been built by the descendants of Hwang Hee (1363-1462), who returned to his hometown to avoid political strife in the mid Joseon era. The temple had been taken care of by Hwang Hee’s descendants for generations, but at one time became ruined. The temple was rebuilt in modern days.
The current buildings were re-constructed by Monk Beobin in 1985. Inside, there are Buddhist buildings like Daeungjeon, Gwaneumjeon, Samseonggak, and Beomjongnu. New additions include the three-storied stone pagoda and the Three Buddha statues in front of Daeungjeon Hall. The oldest relic from the temple is the standing Gwanseeumbosal Buddha statue in front of the Three Buddha Statues. The statue is considered to be about a hundred years old.
22-17, Hwangujae-gil, Sejong-si[Google Map]
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How To Use
Take an intercity bus to Jochiwon Bus Terminal.
From Jochiwon Bus Terminal, take local Bus 330 to Hwangryongsa Temple.
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