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HAEDONG YONGGUNG TEMPLE ( Hangul
Hangul
: 해동 용궁사) is a Buddhist temple in Gijang-gun
Gijang-gun
, Busan
Busan
, South Korea
South Korea
. The temple was built in 1376 by the teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty
Goryeo Dynasty
, and was originally known as Bomun Temple (보문사). It was destroyed during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)
but was rebuilt in the 1930s, and was renamed Haedong Yonggung Temple in 1974. The temple complex is a large one and one of few in Korea to be set on the seaside. As such, combined with its proximity to Haeundae Beach
Haeundae Beach
and the east side of Busan, the temple is popular with sightseers, particularly during Buddha\'s Birthday celebrations when the complex is decorated with paper lanterns.

REFERENCES

* ^ www.yongkungsa.or.kr

Coordinates : 35°11′17″N 129°13′23″E / 35.18806°N 129.22306°E / 35.18806; 129.22306

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