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Two Buddhist culture experiences, Boseong Daewonsa Temple and Tibet Museum - Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

Summit Gwangmyeong Pagoda, the Tibetan Pagoda, and Daewonsa Tibet Museum

Two Buddhist culture experiences, Boseong Daewonsa Temple and Tibet Museum

Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

In April, full of spring scent, the way to visit Daewonsa Temple, a temple in Boseong, Jeollanam-do, is a snowy road. This is because cherry blossoms are in full bloom at the 5.5km driveway. If you walk as if you are drunk with the scattered rain, you will arrive at the entrance of the temple. However, unlike any temple where Iljumun welcomes, an exotic pagoda stands out. It is a Tibetan stupa called 'Chorten'. The 15m high white sumi light tower combined with the blue sky and the colorful flags fluttering in the wind are colorful. On the opposite side, the Daewon Sa Tibet Museum, built in the Tibetan temple style, stood tall. It seems unfamiliar and unreal to face the scenery you saw in an overseas documentary program.
In April, cherry blossoms form a tunnel along the entrance to Daewonsa Temple. <Photo Credit: Boseong County Office>
Daewonsa Tibet Museum and Sumi Gwangmyeong Pagoda were founded by the chief field monk of Daewonsa. It was found that he met the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist leader while traveling in India. Tibetan Buddhist culture is regarded as one of the spiritual civilizations achieved by mankind. The museum was opened in 2001 to introduce this spirit culture and art world of Tibet and to promote exchange with Korean Buddhism. In addition, the Dalai Lama's message celebrating the opening of the museum, the Sumi Gwangmyeong Pagoda was created to welcome the Buddha Sari from Tibet and Nepal.
Inside the Sumi Gwangmyeong Pagoda, murals and mandalas painted by Tibetan royal painters were enshrined.
Tarcho, a multicolored flag with scriptures
Inside the pagoda, murals and mandalas painted by Tibetan royal painters were enshrined, and 108 Manibo wheels made in Nepal were collected outside. It is a good idea to experience the wishes come true when you turn the pagoda one time while turning the Manibo wheel, which contains Buddhist scriptures. At this time, reciting the ‘Ommani Bapthumum’ of Tibetan Buddhism. It means that the mercy of the Buddha spreads all over the world. The multicolored flag blowing in the wind is 'tarcho'. The blue, yellow, red, white, and green flags that symbolize the five elements of the universe (sky, earth, fire, clouds, and sea) were written with strings of scripture scriptures. It was hoped that the Buddha's teachings would spread all over the world.
At the Daewon Satibet Museum, a special exhibition, <Traveling with God> is held.
Death experience room to take a picture of Yeongjeong and write a will
In the museum, you can see the Dalai Lamasil, the Tibetan Buddhist painting Tangka, the Tibetan daily necessities, the teapot, the Buddha statue created by the Sakyamite artisans directly descended from Sakyamuni, and the Mandala, one of the Tibetan Buddhist essences. The special exhibition 〈Traveling with Gods〉 is also exciting. Compare and display the seven hells in the movie <With God--Sin and Punishment> and the ten hells of Buddhism, which dramatizes the afterlife of Buddhism. The death experience room, which takes pictures of Yeongjeong, writes a will, and enters the coffin after experiencing the Tibetan funeral culture that feeds the dead from the body of an eagle, provides a thrilling and reflexive opportunity. The scene of the ceiling (promotion) where people who leave and think that 'the body from which the soul has left is only a rotten piece of meat' is put out finely with flesh and bones so that birds can eat without any conflict is somewhat shocking.
You can see the paradise in front of Yeonjimun, which has a large wooden table hitting it with its head.
After Tibetan Buddhism, it is time to meet Korean Buddhism. The Daewonsa Temple, founded in Baekje, is burned down by fire and continues to be built again. Jubuljeon is a paradise (Jeollanam-do Tangible Cultural Heritage No. 87), symbolizing the western paradise of the ideal of Buddhism. After passing through Iljumun and Sacheonwangru and crossing the Guumgyo Bridge, climbing the stairs reveals a paradise show beyond Yeonjimun. There was a large wooden table hitting the head at Yeonjimun. Hold the wooden table with both hands and hit it three times with your forehead and say, "Gone bad memories, brighten my wisdom, and my enemies will be good." The pond under the old school bridge is considered the most beautiful place in Daewonsa. There are seven ponds on the grounds of Daewonsa Temple, and in summer, it resembles an ecological park with blooming lotus flowers and various aquatic plants.
Mural of Gwaneum Bodhisattva on the western wall of Daewonsa Temple
It is recommended that you watch the inside of the paradise. Pay particular attention to the murals that decorate the left and right walls. On the western wall, he painted murals of the Gwaneum Bodhisattva with white and Gwaneum Bodhisattva, and on the east wall, the murals of the Dharma Ambassador and the Dharma Ambassadors and the Hyagadanbi. Boseong Daewonsa Temple Geuknakjeon Gwaneum Bodhisattva Mural Painting (Treasure No. 1861), presumably from 1766 ~ 1767 during the reign of King Yeongjo
Dongja statue and Taean Jizo Bodhisattva statue to comfort the floating young soul
Plum blossoms on the grounds of Daewonsa Temple
Daewonsa Temple is a hieroglyphic prayer to comfort a young spirit (fetal spirit) who has not seen the light of the world, and there are many bronze statues wearing red hats everywhere. Next to Kukrakjeon, there is the Taean Jijang Bodhisattva statue which was enshrined to deliver young souls, and a hundred days prayer is held for heaven. Other major events include Kim Ji-Jang, Hwang Hee-Jung, Seung-Young-Gak, Ado-Young-Gak, Death Experience Hall (Su-Gwan-Jung), and a preservation for the temple stay. This year, Daewon Temple plans to arrange a variety of programs, including experiences in the world of Tibetan music and art with locals in Tibet. Please refer to the website for detailed schedule and participation method.
Boseong County Baekmin Museum located at the entrance of Daewonsa Temple
Before and after visiting Daewonsa Temple, you can visit the Boseong County Paikmin Museum or Seojaepil Memorial Park. Boseong County Pavilion Museum is the first military art museum in Korea to open in 1993. Baekmin, a native of Boseong, and Kyu-il Cho, a Korean elder and middle-aged artist, and foreign artists are exhibited. Seojaepil Memorial Park is a place to honor Seo Jae-pil, a teacher who devoted himself to the liberation of his country by organizing an independent association and publishing <Independent Newspaper>. However, the Seojaepil Memorial Hall, which exhibits artifacts and various materials, can be viewed after April when the internal construction is over.
On the second floor of the Taebaeksanmaek Literature Museum, there is a manuscript of the novel `` Taebaeksanmaek '' by the son and daughter-in-law of Jo Jung-rae.
Beolgyo, the stage of the novel The Taebaek Mountain Range, is an essential part of the trip to Boseong. Leading to the literary world of Jo Jeong-rae, and the Taebaeksan Mountain Literature Museum, the House of the digestive, Hyunbuja's House, Kim Bum-woo's House, the Beolgyo Hongkyo, the former Beolgyo Financial Association, the old Boseong Inn, and the Jungdobangjuk. The path to Taebaeksan Mountain Literature that follows the famous spots in the novel is popular.
The largest and most beautiful bulkyo hongkyo among the remaining hongkyo in Korea
Among the bridges crossing the port of Beolgyo, the oldest Beolgyo Honggyo is the largest and most beautiful of the remaining Honggyo in Korea, and has been designated as Treasure No. 304. The former Vulgyo Financial Association (Registered Cultural Property No. 226) is a modern building that reflects Japanese architectural style and is currently used as an exhibition space for Korean currency companies. The old Boseong Inn (Registered Cultural Properties No. 132), which emerges from the novel as Namdo Inn, was restored and was born into a complex space with cafes, archives, exhibition hall, small theater, and accommodation. A night in a modern building will be a special experience.
<Day trip course>
Daewon Sa Tibet Museum and Sumi Gwangmyeong Tower → Daewonsa Temple → Boseong County Paikmin Museum → Seojaepil Memorial Park

<2 days and 1 night trip course>
Day 1 / Daewon Sa Tibet Museum and Sumi Gwangmyeong Tower → Daewonsa Temple → Boseong County Baekmin Museum → Seojaepil Memorial Park
Day 2 / Taebaek Mountain Range Memorial Hall → Taebaek Mountain Range Literature Tour
Travel information
○ Related website address
-Boseong Culture Tour http://tour.boseong.go.kr
-Daewon Sa Tibet Museum http://www.tibetan-museum.org
-Taebaeksan Mountain Literature Museum http://tour.boseong.go.kr/tbsm

○ Inquiry phone
-Boseong County Office Cultural Tourism Division 061) 850-5214
-Daewonsa Temple 061) 852-1755
-Daewon Sa Tibet Museum 061) 852-3038
-Taebaeksan Mountain Literature Museum 061) 850-8653
-Old Boseong Inn 061) 858-7528

○ Public transportation information
[Bus] Operates every 5 to 30 minutes (05:30 to 02:00 the next day) from Seoul-Gwangju and Central City Terminals, takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Gwangcheon Terminal Bus Stop at No. 217 Rural Fishing Village Bus and Sipyeong Terminal Bus Stop at Boseong-Beolgyo Rural Fishing Village Bus.
* Inquiry: Central City Terminal 02) 6282-0114 Express Bus Integrated Ticket http://www.kobus.co.kr Gwangju Youth Square 062) 360-8114, http://www.usquare.co.kr Hwasun Transportation 062) 373-5666

○ Self-driving information
Honam Expressway → Gwangju 2nd Ring Road toward Hwasun → From Hwasun IC toward Beolgyo and Dongbok → From Guam Intersection toward Mofusan, Beolgyo and Boseong → From Daewonsa Intersection toward Daewonsa and Boseong County Baekmin Museum → Daewonsa

○ Accommodation information
-Former Boseong Inn: Taebaeksanmac-gil, Beolgyo-eup, 061) 858-7528, http://www.boseonginn.org
-Beolgyo Small Tourist Hotel: Beolgyo-eup Sinjeong-gil, 061) 858-9800, http://www.벌교펜션호텔.kr
-Hotel Dahyang: Joseong-myeon Joseong 3-gil, 061) 804-1004, http://www.bosungcc.co.kr/html/facility/facility06.asp

○ Restaurant information
-Boseong Nokcha Tteokgalbi Aid: Hanwoo Tteokgalbi, Boseong-eup, Heungseong-ro, 061) 853-0300, http://보성떡갈비원조.crw.kr
-Subok Restaurant: Hanjeongsik, Boseong-eup Jungang-ro, 061) 853-3032, http://www.수복식당.kr
-Kookil Restaurant: Komakjeongsik, Taebaeksanmac-gil, Beolgyo-eup, 061) 857-0588

○ Festival and event information
-Boseong Cherry Blossom Festival: April 6, 2019, around the entrance of Daewonsa Temple, 061) 850-8281 ~ 4 (Mundeok-myeon Office)

○ Things to see
Juam Lake, Yulpo Seawater Green Tea Center, Deokryang Station Memories Street, Korea Tea Museum

※ The above information was created in March 2019, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.

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