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CNN 선정 '한국의 가장 아름다운 사찰 33선'에 소개된 연곡사 덧글 0 | 조회 62 | 2020-06-02 00:00:00
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2020년 CNN이 선정한 한국의 가장 아름다운 사찰 33 선에 연곡사가 소개 되었습니다.


CNN) — There are some 900 traditional Buddhist temples in South Korea -- and around 20,000 in total. A visit to any of these local places of worship -- many of them centuries old --- can be a humbling, calming or uplifting experience.

Many of them can be found nestled in the mountains throughout the country, usually in locations believed to have the best pung-su (feng shui) of the area.
But despite the endlessly beautiful and numerous temples, even the most serious pilgrim need not visit all 900. The 33 temples below -- 33 to match Buddha's 33 steps to enlightenment -- are simply breathtaking.


Yeongoksa (연곡사)

Located in Naedong-li of Toji Township, Gurye-gun, Yeongoksa Temple was built by the founder of Hwaeomsa Temple, Yeonji Josa, in AD 544.


Yeongoksa has an interesting story.
When Yeongi Josa, the founder of the temple, first came to the temple site, there was a pond where the sanctuary currently stands. He was staring into the pond when it formed a whirlpool and a single swallow flew away from it.
He then filled up the pond, built a temple and named it Yeongoksa (yeon meaning lotus, gok meaning bent or swirly).


기사 출처 : CCN 홈페이지 https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/south-korea-beautiful-temples/index.html