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Revised Romanization Oseam
McCune–Reischauer Oseam

Oseam or Oseam Temple is a small Korean Buddhist temple located in the area of Mangyeongdae Pavilion, Mount Seorak, Gangwon Province, South Korea. It is an annex of Baekdamsa Temple which is the head temple of the third district in the Jogye Order.[1][2]

Oseam was first established as Gwaneumam (觀音庵) by Monk Jajang in 643, the 12th year of Queen Seondeok's reign during the Silla Kingdom and Monk Bou (普雨) reconstructed the temple in 1548 during the King Myeongjong of the Joseon Dynasty. The temple name was changed to Oseam after Monk Seoljeong (雪淨) rebuilt it in 1643 during the King Injo's reign. A famous tale regarding Monk Seoljeong and the name has been handed down.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Oseam (오세암 五歲庵)" (in Korean). Nate / EncyKorea. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Oseam (오세암 五歲庵)" (in Korean). Nate / Britannica. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 

Coordinates: 38°09′01″N 128°25′35″E / 38.15028°N 128.42639°E / 38.15028; 128.42639