Jogyesan

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Jogyesan
Elevation 887 m (2,910 ft)
Location
Location Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Korean name
Hangul 조계산
Hanja 曹溪山
Revised Romanization Jogyesan
McCune–Reischauer Chogyesan

Jogyesan, or Mount Jogye, is a mountain of South Jeolla Province, southwestern South Korea. It has an elevation of 887 metres.[1] It is the main attraction of Mount Jogye Provincial Park (조계산도립공원).

It takes its name from the Jogye Order, which founded a key monastery, Songgwang Temple, on this mountain. The order, in turn, is named after the southern Chinese hamlet of Caoxi (‘Cao Creek’, pronounced Jogye in Korean), where the historically influential Nanhua Temple stands.

Beside the Jogye Order's Songgwang Temple, Mt. Jogye is also home to Seonam Temple, an important monastery of the Taego Order, a splinter group of the Jogye.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ An Gyeong-ho (2007). 한국 300 명산 (300 Korean Mountains). Seoul: 깊은솔 (Gipeunsol). ISBN 978-89-89917-21-2. 

Coordinates: 35°00′09″N 127°18′49″E / 35.00250°N 127.31361°E / 35.00250; 127.31361