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Sambong Forest
Sambong Forest
○Location: Dongsan-ri Jinbu-myeon Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon
○Contact: Mt. Odae National Park Management Office (033)332-6417, Hongcheon-gun Office Economy/Tourism Department 033-4302544



Mt. Odae that stretches through Yeongok-myeonn of Gangneung, Jinbu-myeon of Pyeongchang-gun, and Nae-myeon of Hongcheon-gun was designated as a national park in February 1975.  It is also a thesaurus of culture and history with three national treasures, three treasures, one historical relic, four local cultural assets, one cultural item, and 10 temples.  Samgukyusa writes Mt. Odae as the best of the best mountains in Korea and that Buddhism will be very prosperous here.  In fact, there are many well-known temples and cells in Mt. Odae.  Mt. Odae’s generous lotus-shaped terrain reminds us of Buddha’s generosity.  
Cultural Asset and Relic: Woljeongsa Temple (Old temple of Priest Jajang from the Shilla Empire.  Has Octagonal 9-story Pagoda (National Treasure No. 48) and Seated Stone Statue of Bodhisattva (Treasure No. 139), Sangwonsa Temple (Sangwonsa Bronze Bell, National Treasure No. 37, is located by the entrance.  The bell from the time of King Seongdeok of Shilla Empire is known for the artistic value of its delicate image of a fairy on the surface.  Sangwonsa Temple also has Seated Wooden Statue of Young Buddha, National Treasure No. 221), Jeokmyeolbogung (Located by Mt. Odae’s highest peak, it is the most well-known of five Jeokmyeolbogung in Korea.  As Jeokmyeolbogung enshrines Buddha’s sarira, it is visited by many worshippers throughout the year.)
*Protection Restriction Period    
   - Spring: Mar 1-May 15    
   - Autumn: Nov 16-Dec 15    - Open Routes
   - Sangwonsa Temple ~ Biro Peak, Sogeumgang ~ Guryong Falls
*Sabbatical Period (Closed): Jingogae ~ Mt. Dongdae (1.7km) (Jan 1, 2005-Dec 12, 2010)
*Transportation: Dongseoul Terminal → Jinbu
*Car: Yeongdong Highway Jinbu IC → Left Turn → National Highway No. 6 to Mt. Odae → 4.4km → Left Turn at Woljeong 3-way Junction (Woljeong Gas Station) → 4.2km → Left Path at Ganpyeonggyo Bridge → 4.2km → Woljeongsa Temple Parking Lot → 8.3km to North → Sangwonsa Temple Parking Lot
*Local Transportation: Jinbu Local Bus Terminal → Mt. Odae (Woljeongsa/Sangwonsa Temple) (12 departures/day) (Jinbu ↔ Woljeongsa Temple: 15 min, Jinbu ↔ Sangwonsa Temple: 40 min)

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