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Haeinsa Sorigil

Listen to your voice walking along Hongryudong Valley Haeinsa Sori-gil, Hongryudong Valley that is seen on the way to Haeinsa looks different in each season.It is called Hongryudong, meaning flowing red valley, because the autumn colors are so red. This road that watched the proud history of one thousand years is newly named to‘'Haeinsa Sori-gil’'to guide weary travelers to the nature. The road starts at World History Culture Hall in Yacheon-ri where ‘'Daejanggyeong Millennium World Culture Festival’ 'takes place to Haeinsa. It’'s about 7km long. As you walk up, you will hear the clear sound of the running water from nearby or far. This is the best road to empty your mind and to do some deep thinking. Tripitaka Millennium Hall→Hongnyudong ticket office→Seongbu Museum→Master Seongcheol’s Sarira Case→Iljumun→Haeinsa→Haksadae

Haeinsa

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Introduction

Haeinsa is one of the 10 Hwaeom Temples built in Silla Dynasty to expand and enhance the proud and spiritual foundation of Hwaeomjong (Flower Garland: a tradition of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy that flourished in China during the Tang period).
Hwaeomjong’s core sutra is called Hwaeomgyeong, originally called Daebanggwangbul Hwaeomgyeong, and it was established in Central Asia during the 4th century and has been considered as the greatest scripture of Mahayana Buddhism and as the essence of the Eastern culture. In this scripture, there is a phrase called ‘Haein Sammae’ which means the ‘truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind’ and Haeinsa Temple’s name comes from this phrase.

‘Haein Sammae’ is a spiritual stage that relates the world to an endlessly vast and deep sea and it says that once all mankind’s agonies, delusions and all other secular ideas stop as the wild waves of the sea become still, the true essence of the cosmic world will be reflected on the water. This vivid form of life is the true form of Buddhist englishment, our true self and the core teachings of ‘Haein Sammae’.
Based on this spirituality, on 16th of October in 802, Silla Dynasty’s 40th king, Aejang and his wife supported Preceptor Suneung, the grand disciple of Master Chojo Uisang(625~702) of Haedong Hwaeomjong, and Preceptor Ijeong, the disciple of Suneung to build the temple as Daejeok Gwangjeon (The Hall of Great Peace and Light). Then, Hwaeomjong blossomed through Silla Dynasty and beginning with the Master Hirang, many other great master such as Gyunyeo, Uicheon, etc were produced.
Haeinsa is the sacred temple of Korean Buddhism and over 70 pieces of artifacts designated as World’s Heritage are placed in this place. Located at the foot of Gayasan Mountain, it is the largest temple in Korea and with Gayasan behind and Maehwasan in front of the temple, the grand sceneries and surrounding atmosphere are simply awe-inspiring and the pine tree forest and mountain ranges surely create a wonderful and mysterious scene.

The subordinate hermitages such as Wondangam, Hongjaeam, Yongtapseonwon, Samseonam, Yaksuam, Gukilam, Jijokam, Hirangdae, Cheongnyangsa and etc are scattered all over the valleys. As for the Cultural Properties, there are Haeinsa Tripitaka Koreana (National Treasure No.32), Haeinsa Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks Banyasawon (National Treasure No.52), Banyasa Wongyeongwangsabi, the Monument to buddhist priest Wongyeong of Banyasa Temple (National Treasure No.128), Chiin-ri Maaeburipsang, the Rock-cut Buddha of Chiin-ri (National Treasure No.222) and the Wondangam Dacheungseoktam & Seokdeung, the Multi-storied stone pagoda and stone lantern of Wondangam Hermitage of Haeinsa Temple (Nationa Treasure No.518) are still in place.

Visitors guide

  • Contact : 055-934-3000 (Haeinsa Temple Office)
  • Address : 1502-9 Gayasanro, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Opening Days : 24hrs(Except, the hours for viewing Tripitaka Koreana are: Summer Season 8:30~18:00/Winter Season 08:30~17:00)
  • Closing Days :
  • Entrance Fee : Adults: Individual 3,000, Group(30 or more) 2,500/Youths: Individual 1500, Group 1000/Children : Individual 700, Group 500
  • Website : http://www.haeinsa.or.kr