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Sudeoksa is located in South Korea
Location within South Korea
Coordinates: 36°39′48″N 126°37′20″E / 36.6633°N 126.6223°E / 36.6633; 126.6223Coordinates: 36°39′48″N 126°37′20″E / 36.6633°N 126.6223°E / 36.6633; 126.6223
Country: South Korea
Location: Chungcheongnam-do
Elevation: 151 m (495 ft)
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Sudeoksa Temple
Korean name
Hangul 수덕사
Hanja 修德寺
Revised Romanization Sudeoksa
McCune–Reischauer Sudŏksa

Sudeoksa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is located on the southern slopes of Deoksungsan in Deoksan-myeon, Yesan County, in the province of Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.[1]

Sudeoksa was one of very few temples not destroyed during the Imjin Invasion in the 1590s. Its main hall is South Korea's oldest wooden building, having been constructed during the Goryeo dynasty in 1308. This hall, or daeungjeon (H:大雄殿), is South Korean National Treasure 49.


The temple is a notable tourist destination, offering visitors a "Temple Stay Program".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sudŏk-sa, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cerny, Branko (4 October 2011). "Temple stay: 48 hours at Sudeoksa Temple". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

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