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Jeokseoksa temple

Jeokseoksa temple

Jeokseoksa Temple

This is located at the western side of Mt. Goryeosan. It is said a Buddist priest from the ancient country of India, In the 4th year of King Jangsu of Goguryeo dynasty (416), climbed Mt. Goryeosan and found Oryeonji pond there with five colored lotus flower in bloom.

The priest then blew off five petals of flower into air to have the building lot marked where the pieces of petal fell on the ground and the temple was built there. The peak of the mountain behind the temple is called Nakjobong (sunset peak) and grandeur scenery of sunset here gives a really beautiful picturesque view as admired as one of eight best sceneries of Ganghwado.