Famous Historic Relics Site

Yongmun-sa(Buddhist temple)

Location : 391 Naeji-ri, Yongmun-myeon, Yecheon-gun
How to get here : 15km north of Yecheon-eup, Bus 7 departs times a day - takes 30 minutes
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It was founded by Duwun-daesa (Buddhist monk) in 870 (the 10th year of King Gyeongmun, Shilla Dynasty), and was designated as a must-see by the Korea Tourism Corporation. The temple has a 1000 year history and Daejangjeon' (national treasure No. 145), the oldest wooden building was built in 1173 (the 3rd year of King Myeongjong, Goryeo Dynasty). It also possesses the only Wunjangdae (national treasure No. 684), a revolving-type of Buddhist scriptures storage, Mokbul-jwasang (wooden Buddhist statue) and Mokgaktaeng (wood craft, national treasure No. 989) carved on a jujube tree, and Sacheonwang-sangiljumun, which is larger than the Bulguksa (a Buddhist temple). It also has Yongmunsa-gyoji (national treasure No. 729) that King Sejo wrote and many other treasures. According to legend, King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty was visiting Duwun-daesa when two dragons suddenly appeared and led him to the temple. King Taejo named the mountain Yongmun Mountain (meaning dragon gate) and the temple Yongmun-sa. There is a Yeocheon Gwon Family house that holds Daedongwunbugunok, the first encyclopedia and Chogan-ilgi and 'Choganjeong' which was founded by Chogan Gwon Munhae.

Geumdangshil Traditional Village

Geumdangshil Traditional Village
Location : Sanggeumgok-ri, Yongmun-myeon (Geumdangshil)
How to get here : 20 minutes by bus from Yecheon-eup, a 10km trip
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Geumdangshil village is where the 1st king of Joseon Dynasty wanted to build his capital, which is one of the Shipseung-jiji (10 safe places). There are many cultural assets here including a dolmen from the Bronze Age, Geumgok memorial hall for 3 people of the Hamyang Park family, the shrine for Park Jongrin (the originator of Hamyang Park family) (Folk material No. 82), Hansongjae-gotaek (Old house) (Cultural asset material No. 337) for the minister Kim bin under King Sukjong, Sagwaedang-gotaekk (Old house) (Cultural asset material No. 337) for Byeon Eungnyeong (the founder of the Wonju Byeon family), the land for 99 roomed big house of Yangju-daegam (minister) Lee Yuin and many other renovated houses. The 100-year-old pine trees around Yongmun middle school and a 300 year old zelkova tree in front of Yongmun-myeon office provide shade for the rest area.

Myeongbong-sa(Buddhist temple)

Location : 501 Myeongbong-ri, Hyoja-myeon, Yecheon-gun
How to get here : The bus to Myeongbong-ri departs from Yecheon-eup every 2 hours – the trip takes 40 minutes.
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Myeongbongsa (Buddhist temple) was founded by Duwun-seonsa (a Buddhist monk) in 875 (The 1st year of King Heongang, Shilla Dynasty). It contains the ‘King Munjong Taeshilbi (monument)’, ‘Gyeongcheong-seonwonjajeok-Seonsaneungwuntapbi (monument)’, which is an important historic landmark that was built in 941 (the 24th year of King Taejo, Goryeo Dynasty), Daewungjeon (Main temple), Sanshingak (building), Budo (pagoda), a 5-story stone pagoda and others. There are many big trees around the main gate, which makes it cool even in summer, and many people enjoy vacationing in the surrounding valleys. Along Imdo (road), there is ‘Yongdu Park’, which lies on the border with Danyang-gun, Chungcheon-bukdo. Since it has a path up a mountain and beautiful view, it provides a great vacation spot.

Jeongchung-sa(Buddhist temple)

Location : 466 Gopyeong-ri, Yecheon-eup
How to get here : Jeongchung-sa- From Yecheon-eup towards Andong on national road No. 34, Cheongbok village towards Gopyeongdeul for 1km, takes 15 minutes.
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It is a museum built in 1980 for the remains of Yakpo Jeong Tak (1592-1605), who was a famous minister under King Seonjo of the Joseon Dynasty. Yakpo-yeongjeong (national treasure No. 487) is a portrait that was commissioned by the king, and Yakpo-yugo and the document (national treasure No. 494) are the daily records of the Japanese Invasion, which is a valuable relic. The Yakpo shrine that enshrines Yakpo and his son Cheongpungja Jeong Yunmok is also located here. It is a famous summer resort spot for its thick forest and sands.

Bomun-sa (Buddhist temple)

Location : Hakga Mountain, Sugye-ri, Bomun-myeon, Yecheon-gun
How to get here : Bus from Yecheon-eup departs 3 times a day – takes 25 minutes; 15 minutes by car
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Bomun-sa is located 15km from Yecheon-eup. It was founded by Eusang-daesa (Buddhist monk) in 676 (the 16th year of King Munmu, Shilla Dynasty). It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the county. The sights include Geukrakjeon (cultural assets material No. 203), Yeombuldang (a building for praying), Sanshingak (building) and a 3-story stone pagoda (cultural assets No. 186) with a wonderful view. Bojoguksa Jinul (a Buddhist monk) rebuilt the temple in 1185 (the 15th year of King Myeongjong, Goryeo Dynasty), and Dasan Jeong Yakyong (a scholar) studied here for a year in 1780 (the 4th year of King Jeongjo, Joseon Dyansty). It produces many special products including pine mushrooms, truncatum, Hakga Mountain fermented soybeans and Sanseong ginseng. People also visit the Wurae natural forest and broad sands along the Naeseongcheon (river).