Cheonan Bongseon Honggyeongsa Galbi

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Cheonan Bongseon Honggyeongsa Galbi


Name: Cheonan Bongseon Honggyeongsa Galbi

Period: Goryeo Dynasty, 1026

Location: Cheonan, South Chungcheong

Status: National Treasure No. 7

Cheonan Bongseon Honggyeongsa Temple Galbi, commonly known as Bongseon Honggyeongsa Sajeokgalbi, is a monument that records the origin of the Bongseon Honggyeongsa Temple, which was completed in 1021, the 12th year of King Hyeonjong’s reign during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). King Anjong started building the temple to impart the wisdom of Buddhism to the country, but since he passed away before construction was finished, King Hyeonjong completed his father’s work. “Bongseon,” which means “respecting parents,” was added to the temple’s name by King Hyeonjong to show respect for his father. But the temple burned down during the Mangi and Mangsoi Rebellion (1176-1177), and now only the monument remains at the temple site.

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