Address : 37-41, Jeondeungsa-ro, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
Operating Hours: 7:00-19:00 (Summer) / 7:00-18:00 (Winter)
Closed N/A (Open all year round)
Admission Fees :
Adults: 3,000 won / Group 2,500 won
Youth: 2,000 won / Group 1,500 won
Children: 1,000 won / Group 800 won
※ Adults (ages 19 and older), Youths (Middle and High School), Children (Elementary School)
Sinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Go 300m forward and then take Bus 3000.
Get off at Ganghwa bus terminal and transfer local bus No2
Get off Onsuri, and then go for 700m.
Jeondeungsa Temple was originally called Jinjongsa during the Goryeo Dynasty. It functioned as a sanctuary enshrining family ancestors. Jeondeungsa Temple is located in Samrangseong Fortress, which is said to have been built by the three sons of Dangun, the founder of Korea.
Jeondeungsa Temple contains significant architectural works, including the main building Daeungbojeon. Decorated with delicate carvings, it is a superlative example of the architecture of the mid-Joseon Dynasty. The canopy situated above the Buddha statue inside Daeungbojeon building showcases masterful workmanship. On the walls and columns of Daeungbojeon, visitors can see names of soldiers written on the walls. These soldiers fought against the French Navy and wrote their names in Jeondeungsa to pray to Buddha for good luck in war.
There are ten other structures of historical significance at the temple including Yaksajeon (Treasure No. 179), Beomjong Bell (Treasure No. 393, constructed in the 11th century), and Yangheonsu Victory Monument (Tangible Cultural Treasure No. 26). The compound is also home to many ancient trees.
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Ganghwa Island is an island in the estuary of the Han River, on the west coast of South Korea. Ganghwa Island is separated from Gimpo, on the mainland, by a narrow channel, which is spanned by two bridges. The main channel of the Han River separates the island from Gaeseong in North Korea.
About 65,500 people live on the island. With an area of 302.4 km2 (116.8 sq mi), it constitutes most of Ganghwa County, a division of Incheon Municipality. About half of the island’s population reside in Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa Town, in the northeastern part of the island. The island’s highest point is Mani-san, 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level. The island measures 28 kilometres (17 mi) long and 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide, and is the 4th largest island in South Korea.
Historically, it is significant as being the location of separate punitive incursions; by the French in 1866, the United States in 1871, and the Japanese in 1875 when Korea was emerging from isolation.