- Situated on the former site of the Garyangsa Temple that was built in 854 AD, the Yongjusa Temple is a majestic edifice that is surrounded by splendid mountains and scenic environs. The temple was built by King Jeongjo to protect the tomb of Prince Sado, his father. The king visited the temple quite often to pray for peace. Regarded as one of the finest Korean Buddhist temples, theYongjusa Temple boasts of an awe-inspiring architecture. In its premises, the temple houses a sacred bell, the Beomjong, which is held as a heritage sight and a stone pagoda that serves as a thriving meditation center. The Daeungbojeon and the Cheonboru Pavilion are equally impressive. For those who wish to delve deeper into the life and works of King Jeongjo, there's a collection of books, called the Bumoeunjunggyeong, written by him on the love and respect that one must have towards one's parents. If you are a true history buff, then the Yongjusa Temple has to be your next destination.
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