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Woljeongsa Temple 월정사

  • Woljeongsa Temple +82-33-339-6800, Temple Office +82-33-339-6618Temple Stay +82-33-339-6606~7
63, Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 monasteries made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590~658). At Woljeongsa Temple there is the Seongbo Museum where you can view the Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918∼1392), the nine-story octagonal pagoda, also called as the Sari-Pagoda (relic pagoda), and the Stone Seated Buddha figure. Also there is the Jeokmyeolbogung where Buddha's bones are said to be preserved, and the large sermon hall Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion. Usually in a Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion the Vairocana figure is enshrined, but it is interesting that the Sakyamuni figure is enshrined at Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion at Woljeong temple. Woljeongsa Temple of today was restored after the Korean war in 1950 when the Chilbulbojeon, Yeongsanjeon, Gwaneungjeon, Jinyeonggak and 17 other buildings were burned. Many cultural assets and historic data were lost at this time. The Silla Dongjong, which was excavated from the Seonrimwon site in Yangyang-gun, was also lost. The Budo site (relic site) and sagoji (historic document storage) is nearby Woljeongsa Temple. The Budo site is a 15-minute walk from the Woljeongsa Temple to its location at the Sangwonsa Temple, just before crossing the Banya Bridge. Here there are 22 pagodas that hold the remains of the monks who had lived here. Sagoji is an hour’s walk from Woljeongsa Temple towards Sangwonsa near Yeonggamsa Temple.

Utilization information

・Information : [Temple Stay]
-Duration: 1 night 2 days (14:00 – the next day 09:00)
-Eligible applicant: Korean and foreign visitors (ages 15 and over)
-Available program: temple tour, tea ceremony, Barugongyang, Buddhist service, making prayer beads, zen meditation, consultation with monks, 108 bows, etc.

[Temple Life]
* Youths temple life
-Eligible applicant: Korean students (Middle/High school)
-Duration: Every third Saturday (09:30-12:30, reservation only)
-Program: temple historical lesson, tea ceremony, zen meditation, making lotus lantern, lunch is included.

* Group temple life (Korean/Foreigners)
-Duration: 1 day program (approx. 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs)
-Eligible applicant: Korean and foreigners
-Program: temple tour, tea ceremony, making lotus lantern, zen meditation, Buddhist service, making prayer beads, consultation with monks, 108 bows, etc.

* Thursday temple life
-Duration: 1 day program (approx. 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs)

Inquiries: +82-33-339-6606

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-33-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: Woljeongsa Temple +82-33-339-6800, Temple Office +82-33-339-6618Temple Stay +82-33-339-6606~7 (Korean)

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Operating Hours : 05:00-21:00

Admission Fees

Individuals - Adults 3,000 won / Youths & Military 1,500 won / Children 500 won
Groups - Adults 2,500 won / Youths & Military 1,000 won / Children 400 won

* Adults (ages 19-64) / Youths & Children (huh?) (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)
* Groups of 30 people or more
* Free admission - Seniors (ages 65 and older) (* must have a senior card)
- Children (ages under 7)
- Local residents (ID required)

Facilities for the Handicapped

Restrooms and Parking Lots

Interpretation Services Offered

Available languages: English


From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal or Seoul Nambu Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Jinbu.
From Jinbu Intercity Bus Terminal, take a city bus bound for Woljeongsa Temple.
- Get off at the Woljeongsa Temple bus stop.
- Alternatively, take a taxi from the bus terminal (about 20-min ride).

* Bus schedule: 12 times a day / about 40-min ride

63, Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do


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