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Bomunsa Temple

Bomunsa Temple

Bomunsa Temple

This temple was built by the Great Buddhist Priest, Hoejong daesa in the 4th year of Queen Seondeok (635), the great priest selected this sacred site after his hermit self discipline at the Geumgangsan mountain.
The temple is now located in Seokmodo islet across the sea from Waepori port and it takes 15 minutes by a car from ferry point of the islet. Bomunsa was recognized as one of three great Buddhism sacred sites, and within 14 years of its erection a fisher man picked up statue of one buddha and 22 of Buddha's disciple at the sea by his fishing net, and then he enshrined them to the rock cave situated at right side of the temple.

From that time on, incidental miracles occurred when people prayed for toward the rock cave, which gathered many believers visiting there for worship. There situated stone structure of Buddha image on the surface of cliff behind the temple, and a breathtaking scenery of western sea can be viewed.

In the precinct area of Bomunsa Temple, there are aromatic trees and a big millstone which was used by 300 members of Buddha priest in their disciplinary exercise, also the temple has held the bell cast in 1975.