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 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).
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