Yongdamsa Temple
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  • Address: 292-1, Yongdam-ri, Jucheon-myeon, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
  • Tel: +82-63-632-9911
  • Operation Hours: -
  • Admission Fees: Free
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Yongdamsa Temple, located in Yongdam-ri, Jucheon-myeon, belongs to the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism.
Although it is established that the history of the temple goes back a millennium, the exact date of construction is unknown. According to one story, it is said to have been built by a Buddhist monk named Doseon near the end of the Unified Silla Period and other story tells of it being built during the reign of King Seong of the Baekje Dynasty. From the point of view of a good story, the legend about Doseon establishing the temple is quite interesting. According to this legend, in Yongdamcheon Stream, there lived an evil monster serpent that caused much harm to the local people, but once Doseon built the temple, the evil acts of the monster serpent ceased.

Diverse Buddhist cultural heritages are located within the precincts, along with Goryeo Standing Stone Buddha, designated as the National Treasure No. 42, and the Seven-story Stone Pagoda, designated as the Jeollabuk-do Cultural Heritage No. 11. Unfortunately, the Standing Stone Buddha has been damaged by its exposure to the elements and is in dire need of conservation efforts.
There are many sights to see here including: Guryong Valley, Guryong Falls, Namwon Natural Recreation Forest, Gwanghalluwon Garden, and Chunhyang Theme Park.

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