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Boeun, Beopjusa

Beop-ju-sa is located at Songni-san, it was built in 553( Silla, The King Jin-Heung) When Monk Ui-Sin went to India, he brought a mule, which carried his Buddhist books. But The mule did not move at Beoju-sa area so he looked this place and thought to build the temple. Beo-Ju means Buda¡¯s law has stay here. After that, Queen Seong-Deok, King Hye-gong and ordered to remodel the Beob-Ju. Beo-ju was designated 4th of historical temple.
Beopjusa has the largest Buddha statue in Korea- maybe the largest in all of North-east Asia. The 27m-high concrete statue of the Maitraya Buddha dominated the temple compound. It took to build for 30 years and was completed in 1968. It featured prominently in the tourist literature of this area.
There are many other interesting features at Beopjusa, there are stone lanterns, a seated Buddha hewn out of the rock, a huge bell and an enormous iron cauldron cast in AD 720. The cauldron was used to cook rice for the 3000 monks who lived at Beojusa during the Buddhist golden age.

The luxuriously forested mountains of Songnisan National Park, which, are beautiful not only during autumn, but also any time of year surround the main temple buildings.

Beopjusa has possessed many national treasury such as Cheowangbong, Biribong, Munsubong and munjangdea.

There is a tourist information booth in the bus terminal building, on the northern side.
Hiking maps of Songnisan are available from the ticket office. Entry fee is 2,500won.

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