It is the head temple of the Jogye Order, which represents Korean Buddhism, and is the only traditional temple located in Jongno, downtown Seoul.
- 55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul address
- 02-768-8600 Phone number
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Jogyesa Temple was founded in 1910 under the name of Gaghwangsa Temple by monks who wished for the independence of Joseon Buddhism and the restoration of national self-esteem. At that time, Gahwangsa Temple was the head temple of modern Korean Buddhism, the first missionary temple of modern Korean Buddhism, the first missionary temple under Japanese colonial rule, and the first temple to be located within the four main gates.
In 1937, the construction of moving Gahwangsa Temple to the present Jogyesa Temple began, and the following year, Taegosa Temple, located in Samgaksan Mountain, was relocated and renamed Taegosa Temple. When Taegosa was founded, Daeungjeon, the center of the temple, was reconstructed by moving the Bocheongyo Ten-Iljeon Hall in Jeongeup, and on October 25, 1938, a dedication ceremony was held for the completion of the Daeungjeon building at the head temple. In 1954, after the Buddhist purification movement to drive out the remnants of the Japanese colonial rule, it was changed to Jogyesa Temple and continues to this day. It serves as the main temple of Korean Buddhism and its representative sect, the Jogye Order.
In addition, Jogyesa Temple is the only traditional temple located in the middle of Jongno, the downtown area of Seoul, an international cultural city, and is a place where you can feel rest and relaxation. It is taking the lead in its role as a historical and cultural space, as well as ascetic practice and new conduct activities, by equipping itself with an appearance worthy of its status as the head temple through the recent remodeling of Daeungjeon Hall and the construction of Iljumun. In addition, through the 24-hour opening of the precincts, anyone, whether local or foreign, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can stop by at any time they want, and has prepared an open space where they can participate in Buddhist-related events.
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