Byeoksongsa Temple
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  • Address: 259, Chuseong-ri, Macheon-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Tel: +82-55-962-5661
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  • Admission Fees: Free
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It is not certain exactly when Byeoksongsa Temple was founded. But the three-story stone pagoda that seems to be erected at the same time when the temple was built hints that the temple was built at the end of Silla Dynasty or the beginning of Goryeo Dynasty. The three-story stone pagoda is designated as Treasure No. 474.

The temple was burnt down, restored, and expanded numerous times over the centuries. Another well-known fact about this temple is that it was a place of tragedy during the Korean War in the 1950s because the North Korean Army used it for their military purposes.

Besides the three-story stone pagoda, another must-see attraction in the temple grounds is the wooden totem pole. A totem pole is a sculpture caved from a large tree as a practice of folk religion. The wooden totem pole of the temple in particular is regarded as one of the best examples of Korean folk religious art, because of its many expressions on the face.

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