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Haedong Yonggungsa

Coordinates: 35°11′17″N 129°13′23″E / 35.18806°N 129.22306°E / 35.18806; 129.22306
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Haedong Yonggungsa
The temple in 2010
LocationGijang County, Busan
CountrySouth Korea
Haedong Yonggungsa is located in Busan
Haedong Yonggungsa
Shown within Busan
Haedong Yonggungsa is located in South Korea
Haedong Yonggungsa
Haedong Yonggungsa (South Korea)
Geographic coordinates35°11′17″N 129°13′23″E / 35.18806°N 129.22306°E / 35.18806; 129.22306
Korean name
해동 용궁사
Revised RomanizationHaedong yonggungsa
McCune–ReischauerHaedong yonggungsa

Haedong Yonggung Temple (Korean해동 용궁사) is a Buddhist temple in Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea.[1] The temple claims it was first built in 1376, but this has been proven to be untrue.[2] The temple complex is a large one and one of few in Korea to be set on the seaside.[3] As such, combined with its proximity to Haeundae Beach and the east side of Busan, the temple is popular with sightseers, particularly during Buddha's Birthday celebrations when the complex is decorated with paper lanterns. It honors Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (해수관음 대불), the Sea Goddess Buddha of Mercy, who is an aspect of Guanyin.


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  1. ^ "해동용궁사". www.yongkungsa.or.kr.
  2. ^ "Controversy over the origin of Haedong Yonggungsa". Busan Ilbo. 5 July 1999.
  3. ^ "Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (해동 용궁사)". visitkorea.or.kr.

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