Busan Neighborhoods • Beomeo Temple

Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: June 2008     City: Busan     Country: Korea      Pictures Attached: 9     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Busan Temple, Park

Beomeo Temple Pictures

by Parent on Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:04 am

Beomeo Temple is a Buddhist temple in Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea. Built on the slopes of Geumjeongsan, it is one of the country's leading urban temples. It was constructed in 678 during the reign of Silla king Munmu, by the monk Uisang. It became known as one of the ten great temples of the Hwaeom sect, although like most Korean temples it was later assimilated into the Jogye Order. At its largest, during the Goryeo dynasty, it was much larger than it is today - with over 360 rooms and more than a thousand monks in residence. The temple was burned to the ground in 1592 during the Japanese Imjin Invasion. It was reconstructed in 1602, but was burned again by an accidental fire. In 1613 it was rebuilt again. The Main Hall (Dae-ungjeon) and the Jogyemun(front gate) date to this reconstruction.

Map of Beomeo Temple neighborhood.

Last edited by Parent on Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:31 am, edited 2 times in total.
Map of Beomeo Temple. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Beomeo Temple Neighborhood.


Neighborhoods Nearby Beomeo Temple - Pictures by Parent

Beomeosa Neighborhood by Parent. Some pics of the Beomosa residential.. Distance from Beomeo Temple: 2.4km SEE, 28 pictures.