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Coordinates: 35°15′27″N 127°29′51″E / 35.2574476°N 127.4975808°E / 35.2574476; 127.4975808

Korean name
Hangul 화엄사
Hanja 華嚴寺
Revised Romanization Hwaeomsa
McCune–Reischauer Hwaŏmsa

Hwaeomsa (Sino-Korean: hwa-eom-sa 華嚴寺, literally "Flower Garland Temple") is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is located on the slopes of Jiri-san, in Masan-myeon, Gurye County, in the province of Jeollanam-do, South Korea. It was constructed under the Silla dynasty in 544, burned down during the Seven Year War in the 1590s, and rebuilt thereafter.[1]

Four national treasures of South Korea are located within the temple. These include Gakhwangjeon Hall, an ancient stone lantern, and a three-storied stone pagoda supported by four stone lions. There are eight treasures of South Korea, such as the Lion Pagoda in front of Wontongjeon Hall.[2]


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  1. ^ "Hwaeomsa Temple". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Search: Hwaeomsa". Cultural Heritage Administration. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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