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Beopgwangsa Temple (Pohang) (법광사 (포항))

Beopgwangsa Temple (Pohang) (법광사 (포항))

  • Zip Code : 37522
  • Phone number : +82-54-243-0178
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  • Address : 290, Sangeup-gil, Singwang-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Driving directions : From Dong Seoul Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, Seoul Subway Line 2), take an intercity bus bound for Pohang(포항).
    * Bus schedule: 07:00-24:00, 20min intervals
    From Pohang Terminal, take Bus 100(Naengsu) / 100(Bangok) / 100(Singwang) bound for Singwang-myeon Town Office(신광면사무소).
    From Singwang-myeon Town Office, take a taxi to Beopgwangsa Temple(법광사) (15min).

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).

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  • Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-54-243-0178 (Korean)
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