Baekdamsa

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Baekdam Temple
Baekdam Temple is located in South Korea
Baekdam Temple
Baekdam Temple
Location within South Korea
Coordinates: 38°09′54″N 128°22′27″E / 38.1650°N 128.3742°E / 38.1650; 128.3742Coordinates: 38°09′54″N 128°22′27″E / 38.1650°N 128.3742°E / 38.1650; 128.3742
Location
Country: South Korea
Location: Yongdae-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje County, Gangwon Province
History
Website: baekdamsa.org
Baekdamsa
Hangul 백담사
Hanja 百潭寺
Revised Romanization Baekdamsa
McCune–Reischauer Paektamsa

Baekdamsa (백담사) is a Buddhist temple in Inje County, Gangwon province, South Korea. It was originally built in the 7th century, but because of war and natural disasters has been rebuilt numerous times since then. The present version was completed in 1957. Additionally, the name has also changed over time. Originally called Hangyesa, the new name reflects the "100 pits from Daecheongbong Peak to the temple".[1]

Attractions at the temple include National Treasure No. 1182—Wooden Amityus Buddha Statue—which dates to the 18th century, and Susimgyo, a wooden bridge in front of the property that spans Baekdam Gyegok valley. Baekdamsa also is near Seoraksan and Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve.

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