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Beopgwangsa Temple - Pohang (법광사 (포항))

Beopgwangsa Temple - Pohang (법광사 (포항))

  • Zip Code : 37522
  • Phone number : +82-54-243-0178
  • Homepage :
  • Address : 290, Sangeup-gil, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Driving directions : [Bus]
    From Dong Seoul Terminal, take an intercity bus to Pohang Bus Terminal.
    From Pohang Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 100 (Naengsu), 100 (Bangok), or 100 (Singwang) and get off at Singwang-myeon Town Office Bus Stop.
    From Singwang-myeon Town Office, take a taxi for approx. 15 min. to Beopgwangsa Temple.

Beopgwangsa Temple is located at the foot of Bihaksan Mountain in the city of Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. It was originally built during the reign of King Jinpyeong (579-631) of the Silla Kingdom by Great Monk Wonhyo upon the order of the king.

The temple used to be large measuring 525 kan (kan is a traditional measurement of distance between two columns, about 1.8 meters), but most of its buildings burned down in a fire in 1863. The current buildings were rebuilt in 1952. The site of the old temple is designated as Historical Site no. 493. Some of the remaining relics are a three-story pagoda, Bulsangyeonhwadaejwa (Buddha on a lotus stand), and a twin Ssanggwibu (turtle-shaped stone base of a monument).

Tourist site
  • Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-54-243-0178
  • Day off : N/A (Open all year round)
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