Bongnyeong Temple (봉녕사)  is one of Buddhist temples located in Suwon. It is situated almost squarely between Gyeonggi and Ajou University, next to the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

일주문 entering nirvana

일주문 entering nirvana

Leading to the temple, guests will pass the “one-pillar gate”. One-pillar is meant to signify the straight line that it appears from the side. The access road to the temple is a winding street lined with trees.

Turtle Longevity

Turtle Longevity

Temple Landscape

Temple Landscape

Ring my Bell

Ring my Bell

In the center of the temple, there is a Jonggak belfry. This structure houses a tall percussion drum, bell, and dragon gong.

Bongnyeong Main Hall

Bongnyeong Main Hall

The main hall where Sakyamuni is enshrined is the Daejukgwangjeon. The Buddha sits surrounded by two Bodhisattvas to his left and right. Next to the main hall, there is a secondary hall named the Yaksajeon. It is this hall where guests visit to seek good health and to be cured from sickness.

Bongnyeong Main Hall

Bongnyeong Main Hall

3 Teir Pagoda

Pagoda

Bongnyeong Temple is located in Paldal-gu, Wooman-dong 248. It is near Gyeonggi University. To get their by bus, take the 7-2, 60, 80, 82,  400, 660, 720-1, or 730 bus to 경기지반 경찰청. It is at the top of a hill. Watch for the overpass with trees growing on top. It is also near the Suwon World Cup Sports Center.

Directions on Naver Maps