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A place like this in Sejong City! Sejong city tour around Bear Tree Park, Biamsa Temple, and Yeongpyeongsa Temple - Korea Sejong

About 2,000 years old cypress roots in Taiwan

A place like this in Sejong City! Sejong city tour around Bear Tree Park, Biamsa Temple, and Yeongpyeongsa Temple

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Take a look at three of Sejong's representative destinations. From north to south, it is located in the order of Bear Tree Park, Biamsa Temple, and Yeongpyeongsa Temple. You can't miss the pleasure of stopping at Gobok Reservoir in the middle of the road and enjoying the renowned catfish spicy hot spring or freshwater shrimp spicy hot spring.

Bear Tree Park with trees and bears
Bear Tree Park is a place where you can see various trees, cute bears, and various birds. The pond with silk carp welcomes travelers, and the path around juniper trees like a folding screen is exotic. The stone silicite is mysterious at any time. There is a ‘God ’s Tree’ around Gyuhwaseok, but it looks bizarre at first sight. According to the information board, it is made of cypress roots grown on the cliffs of Alishan in central Taiwan. Based on the size of the roots, it is estimated that it is about 2,000 years old.
Various bonsai in the bonsai garden also attracts the attention of travelers. You can see various bonsai trees such as pine trees, yew trees, and maple trees. It feels more like a miniature tree. There is also the pleasure of seeing closely, but if you look at it from a distance, it comes with a different feeling. On one side of the bonsai garden, water lilies show off an alluring appearance.
Water Lily at Bear Tree Park Bonsai Garden
Song Pa-won collected old trees such as attention and pine trees. A twisted and bent juniper tree stands out. If you enter the tropical botanical garden, you can see a variety of tropical plants such as agave and king Benjamin.
Juniper trees at Bear Tree Park Songpawon

Go downhill from the tropical botanical garden and you will meet the half moon tit bear garden. Small half-mooned bears with half-moon-shaped patterns on their chests gather and play together. You can also buy food and give it to the bear. It's cute to hold two feet and try to feed. Some bears turn their ears, and you can see them facing each other as if they were talking.

There is a pet park at the bottom of the half moon breast bear garden. The graceful appearance of the peacock attracts attention, and small birds chirp.

Bear Tree Park
Hours of use are April to September 09:00 to 18:30, October to March 09:00 to 18:00. The fee is 10,000 won for adults (over 19 years old) and 8,000 won for children (over 3 years old) on weekdays from April to October. Weekends and holidays Adults 13,000 won, Children 8,000 won. From November to March, adult 8,000 won, child 6,000 won.
Duke of Bear Tree Park
810-year-old Zelkova tree greets you, Biamsa Temple

On the way to Biamsa, the first thing that greets travelers is Dokkaebi Road. Near the entrance to Biamsa Temple, there is a sign board that informs you of the “start point of Dokkaebi Road”. If you put your car gear in neutral and stand still, the car will go up a path that looks like an uphill path. This is because of the optical illusion.

Biamsa entrance
When you pass the Dokkaebi Road, you will see Biamsa Temple. When you park your car in the parking lot just below the temple, you can see a giant tree standing on the stairs. It is a 810 year old zelkova tree.
Biamsa Temple
Before going up to the temple, I go up the stairs behind the bathroom. If you go up a certain level, you will see a view point where you can see the temple at a glance. If you look at the panoramic view of Biamsa, you will feel comfortable. The temple on the hillside like a mountain in the back of the neighborhood is quiet.
810 year old Biamsa zelkova
Go down the road you came through and pass the giant zelkova tree, which is 810 years old, to the temple courtyard. If you look back at the three-story stone pagoda, Geukrak Preservation, and Daeungjeon, go up the stairs between Geukrak Preservation and Daeungjeon, and you will see the mountain shrine. When you stand in front of the mountain, you can see far away.
Biamsa Temple Preservation
Biamsa has a history dating back 2,000 years. Although not recorded, it is said that it is a temple of the Samhan period. There is a theory that the founding of Dosunguksa was founded at the end of the Unified Silla period, but the most prominent is the assertion that it is a temple in the Goryeo period. It is estimated that the three-story stone pagoda in the temple courtyard was in the Goryeo Dynasty. In the Joseon Dynasty records, the name Biamsa appears.
Scenery from Biamsa Mountain Mountain

On the top of the three-story stone pagoda in Biamsa, a monument to the Amita Buddha, the National Treasure No. 106, was found. The three-story stone tower itself was designated as tangible cultural property No. 3. The Yeongsanhoe gwabultanghwa, which was produced in 1657, was designated as tangible cultural property No. 12. Gwabulbultanhwa refers to a large discord that hangs in the front yard of a temple to perform a law or ritual at a temple, and Biamsa Gwabultanghwa is characterized by the precise time of creation, garden, and Bongan. The Sozo Amitabha statue, which was produced in the first half of the 17th century, is now regarded as a main Buddha for the preservation of paradise. Overall height is 196 cm. It is made of clay, not wooden, and is designated as tangible cultural property No. 13.

Biamsa Three-story Stone Pagoda
Amitabha's eyes

We stopped at Gobok Reservoir for lunch before heading to Yeongpyeongsa Temple, our last destination. In the vicinity of Gobok Reservoir, there are several restaurants that boil and sell catfish spicy and freshwater prawn spicy. I picked one of them and went in. I stopped by 10 years ago and had a freshwater shrimp soup, but now I built a new building a little far from my old seat. After meals, you can take a walk around Gobok Reservoir. When spring comes, it will taste good for a walk.

Gobok Reservoir
Yeongpyeongsa Temple was built in 1987. At the end of winter, a cold windy tree branches are touched and dust is generated in the yard.
Yeongpyeongsa Temple
I look around the temple and stop walking in front of the samgak. Some scenery stops walking. If you look at the direction of the Amitabha Buddha in front of the Samgakgak, you can feel the gloomy winter scenery.
Bird sculpture in Yeongpyeongsa yard

Yeongpyeongsa Temple became known for its short history compared to Gujeolcho, which blooms in the fall. In the fall, white gujeolcho flowers bloom around the temple to form a spectacular view. When Gujeolcho flowers bloom, Gujeolcho festival is held and people gather.

Where the eyes of the Amitabha Buddha head
Travel information

Bear Tree Park: 217, Sinsong-ro, Jeondong-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City, 044-866-7766

Non-amsa: 137, Biamsa-gil, Jeonui-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City, 044-863-0230
Yeongpyeongsa Temple: 124, Yeongpyeongsa-gil, Janggun-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City, 044-857-1854


* Self-driving

Bear Tree Park: Gyeongbu Expressway Cheonan Junction → Cheonan Nonsan Expressway → Namcheonan IC → National Road No. 1 (12km) → Songseong-ri Entrance Road → Bear Tree Park
Non-amsa: Southward of Uidangjeonui-ro → Turn left at Geumsa Intersection → Biamsa Temple
Yeongpyeongsa Temple: Turn left at Geumsa 3-way intersection → Uidang Jeonui-ro → Uiyang Bridge → Turn right at Songhak Intersection → Pyeonggi-gil → Turn right at Handari 3-way intersection → Jangcheok-ro → Turn left at 3-way intersection in front of Janggi Nonghyup Hanaro Mart → Janggi Elementary School → Sanhak-ri Road → Yeongpyeongsa Temple

* public transport

Bear Tree Park: Take the city bus 700 or 701 in front of Cheonan Station or Cheonan Bus Terminal, and get off at the previous bus (every 1 hour in the morning and once every 1 to 3 hours in the afternoon). 5 minutes by taxi from Jeonui Station. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Jeonui Station in front of Jochiwon Station or take a taxi from Jeonui Station.
Non-amsa: Take the city bus 700 or 701 in front of Cheonan Station or Cheonan Bus Terminal, and get off the bus. From Jeonui, use the bus bound for Biamsa (one every 2 hours). Alternatively, you can take a bus bound for Jeonui in front of Jochiwon Station and transfer to a bus bound for Biamsa from Jeonui.
Yeongpyeongsa Temple: Gangnam Express Bus Terminal runs 36 cars a day from Sejong City Bus Terminal (06: 00-21: 00). About 5 km by taxi from Sejong City Bus Terminal

2. Restaurants around

Togane Restaurant: Maeuntang / 585 Dosingobok-ro, Yeonseo-myeon, Sejong-si / 044-863-0333
Sky and Pine: Jeongsik, Spaghetti / 28, Munhwa-ro, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong-si / 044-866-0242

Flavor: Steamed seafood, Agui steamed / 1, Munhwa 4-gil, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong-si / 044-866-3173


Rodem Hill: 176-30, Ansan-gil, Yeonseo-myeon, Sejong-si / 044-866-0832

Coupling Motel: 119-53, Yongpo-ro, Geumnam-myeon, Sejong-si / 044-866-2055

Geumgang Natural Recreation Forest: 110, Forest Museum Gil, Geumnam-myeon, Sejong-si / 041-635-7400


※ The above information was created in February 2014, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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