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Haeinsa Temple

Haeinsa Temple

Haeinsa Temple
Haeinsa Temple

Hello, Haeinsa Temple, which is always crowded with many Buddhists and tourists to see World Heritage sites, is located deep in the mountains south of Gayasan Mountain in National Park.

Haeinsa Temple is one of the Hwaeomsip temples of the Korean Hwaeomjong, and is considered a Sambo temple of Buddhism, Law, and Monk along with Yangsan Tongdosa and Suncheon Songgwangsa Temple, and it is called Beopbo Temple because it stores the Tripitaka Koreana, which carefully carved Buddha’s teachings on wood.

Haein of Haeinsa Temple is derived from Haein Sammae of Hwaeomgyeong, and it means that “the truth of the Samra is reflected as it is in the heart where anguish and delusion have disappeared, just as the shape of everything is reflected on the sea surface where the waves are quiet.”

Haeinsa Temple Janggyeongpanjeon Hall, National Treasure No. 52 World Heritage Site, and the Tripitaka Koreana Tripitaka Koreana registered as National Treasure No. 32 World Record Heritage Site

The Tripitaka Koreana, registered as the National Treasure No. 32 World Record Heritage, was produced in 1011 by the belief of protecting foreign enemies with Buddha’s power, but the Tripitaka Koreana was destroyed by Mongol invasion in 1232. Goryeo, which was re-invaded by Mongolia in 1236, began to make woodblock scriptures again and was completed over 16 years by 1251, and it was called the Tripitaka Koreana because the number of woodblocks was 81,258.

The Haeinsa Temple Janggyeongpanjeon Hall, the 52nd National Treasure of the World, is estimated to have been built around the 15th century to preserve 80,000 Goryeo Daejanggyeongpanjeon, which was brought from Ganghwa Island to Haeinsa Temple in 1398. Since the establishment of Haeinsa Temple, Haeinsa has had seven major fires so far, but fortunately, this building alone has been able to avoid the fire. Currently, the oldest Janggyeongpanjeon Hall among Haeinsa buildings is the only building in the world to preserve the Daejanggyeongpan, so it is scientifically designed to make the most of the beauty of the building, indoor ventilation, moistureproofing, and proper temperature maintenance.

The Tripitaka Koreana is said to be the oldest among the world’s existing Tripitaka Koreana.

Also, from the Haeinsa parking lot, it is a 15-minute walk up the mountain road with a beautiful mountain stream in the lush green forest, so please bring comfortable walking shoes.

NameHaeinsa Temple
해인사 海印寺
Address10 Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 합천군 가야면 치인리10
Phone number055-934-3000
Business hour8:30~18:00(3~10月)、8:30~17:00(11~2月)
Closed daysOpen year-round (Closed on Tuesday, Janggyeongpanjeon Hall)
Admissionadults 3,000 won, teenagers 1,500 won, and parking 4,000 won