Info on Yongoosa Temple



Yongju-sa is located in Hwasung-si in Kyounggi Province. Unlike other temples which are located in the mountains or in cities, Yongju-sa is just on the outskirts of Suwon, close to the paved road, so its very convenint to visit. To understand this temple's present situation, we should look into its historic background. This temple was first built during the Silla Dynasty, and called Galyang-sa, but was destroyed during a war. During the Chosun Dynasty, King Chung-jo rebuilt it. As you may know, in the Chosun Dynasty, the governmen encouraged Confucianism but suppressed Buddhism.






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