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|• Revised Romanization||Yesan-gun|
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 10 myeon|
|• Total||543.09 km2 (209.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||185.2/km2 (480/sq mi)|
Sudeoksa, a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, is located on the southern slopes of Deoksungsan in Deoksan-myeon, Yesan County. Its main hall is daeungjeon (大雄殿), Korea's oldest wooden building and National Treasure 49.
In 2009, Yesan was designated a "slow city," one in which traditional cultures and communities are preserved.
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- Korea Tourism Organization (n.d.). Korea Travel Guide. KTO. p. 81.