Tongdosa, Yangsan

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Tongdosa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and in the southern part of Mt. Chiseosan near Yangsan City, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.Tongdosa is one of the Three Jewel Temples of Korea and represents the Buddha. Tongdosa is famous because there are no statues outside of the Buddha at the temple because the "real shrines of the Buddha" are preserved at Tongdosa. Courtyards at the temple are arrayed around several stupas that house the Buddha's relics.OriginsTongdosa was established by the monk Jajang after returning from China in 646 CE, during the reign of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It thrived throughout the Unified Silla and Goryeo periods, when Buddhism was the state religion, and remained strong even in the Joseon Dynasty.Tongdosa is reputeded to house several relics of the Sakyamuni Buddha himself, including a robe, a begging bowl, and a bone from his skull, all relics that Jajang brought back from the travels to China he undertook in 636 to study with ten other monks.Only one building, the Daeungjeon (main Dharma worship hall), survived the Imjin wars in the late 16th century; the other buildings were rebuilt later that period. In the mid 15th century at the height of its prosperity, Tongdosa is said to have had hundreds of buildings and thousands of monks. For over 1,300 years Tongdosa's Beopdeung (temple candle) has never gone out.
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  • Tongdosa located in mass. .. 11 beginning of the still you can enjoy a quiet mood of autumn mountain in winter. Good morning felt like a long history at the entrance to the lush pine forest to reach the parking lot. Walk the grounds look like hill walking ring. The intrinsic Buddha is not same as saying Fung daewoong Buddha does not exist before that.
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  • When it is too good. At the entrance of the Park and into the foot. Trees in a cool and get really great to make a ton of blood and Chi.
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  • One of the temples in Korea, was amazing and filled with very old buildings. I'd normally, often steep, stone steps, easier to go up to the main promenade of Omotesando, here. The expert degree Temple bound bus can be reached at 220 Yen by credit card (subject to the Japan language version). And it seems there is a timetable, but ride pretty guest seems to depart. Please note that. If the lunch out of gate, go slightly to the right and shop for bibimbap. Passion came with was delicious because we ask for lunch and ordered additional passion. Seasoned vegetables, exquisite and the rest of the meal made the bibimbap. It was a great satisfaction. There are worth a visit whenever you go to Busan.
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  • This temple compound is beautiful! There are a few car parks. The one at the entrance gives you the longest walk along a tree lined path along the river.
  • It was really nice, well maintained, and there were even some signs in English. A lot of the buildings were similar but it was still nice to see the different interiors.
  • One of the three Jewel Temples in Korea, quite a nice atmosphere and architecture
  • How to go there from ulsan jangseangpo.
  • Nice 90

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