KOREA
SEOUL
Korean Folk Village
Suwon and
  Hwaseong Fortress
Ganghwado Island
Panmunjeom
DMZ & 3rd Tunnel
GYEONGJU
BUSAN
MT. SEORAKSAN
JEJUDO ISLAND
DAEJEON / YUSEONG
ASAN
CHEONAN Area
GONGJU
BUYEO
CHUNGJU /CHUNGJUHO LAKE
DANYANG
ANDONG
HAHOE VILLAGE
HAEINSA TEMPLE
TONGYEONG
HALLYEOSUDO MARINE PARK
YEOSU
MT. SONGNISAN and
  BEOPJUSA TEMPLE
GWANGJU
 
 
 
 
This temple was first built in 802 A.D. during the reign of King Aejang of the Shilla Dynasty. It is certainly one of the most beautiful temples in Korea, and the one to choose if time is limited. The mountainous scenery alone will awe any visitor. Haeinsa Temple has preserved over 80,000 wooden printing blocks of Buddhist scripture which took 15 years to make. The impetus behind the making of these blocks was to pray for the defeat of the Mongolian invasion during the Goryeo Dynasty. These blocks are designated as a National Treasure No. 32, and the four structures housing these blocks are designated as a National Treasure No.
52. Destroyed seven times since its original construction, most of the buildings now standing date from the 19th century. The exception is the building that houses the famous 80,000 wooden printing blocks of Buddhist scripture which has managed to survive intact. The 80,000 wooden printing blocks was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995.