‘Goryeo Daejanggyeong,’ also known as the Eighty-thousand Tripitaka or the Tripitaka Koreana, is a set of ancient Buddhist scripture woodblocks housed in Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon-gun County or Gyeongsannam-do Province. Venerated as the assemblage of Korean philosophical culture, the Tripitaka is desginated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, and also was listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register in June 2007.

The year 2011 marks the 1000th anniversary of the Tripitaka. In celebration of this momentous event, Haeinsa Temple will be hosting a 45-day festival from September 23rd to November 6th. A myriad of special exhibitions and programs are scheduled to be held during the festival period in order to raise awareness of the meaning and value of the ancient woodcrafts, while sustaining the thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tripitaka in the new era.

Picture credit : eng.tripitaka2011.com

Admission/Participation Fees

Individual
Adults (ages 19-64) 8,000 won
Youth (ages 13-18) 6,000 won
Children (ages 7-12) 4,000 won

Group (20+ people)
Adults (ages 19-64) 6,000 won
Youth (ages 13-18) 4,000 won
Children (ages 7-12) 3,000 won

Location
Gaksamaeul Village main event hall, Haeinsa Temple,
Changwon Exhibition Convention Center, CECO

Transportation
[By Express/Intercity Bus]
– Seoul Express Bus Terminal ▶ Daegu (서부시외버스터미널) ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple
– Seoul Nambu Intercity Bus Terminal ▶ Goryeong ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple
– Daejeon Intercity Bus Terminal ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple (Bus schedule: 07:10, 12:05, 17:25)
– Busan Express/Intercity Bus Terminals ▶ Daegu (서부시외버스터미널) ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple
– Gwangju Intercity Bus Terminal ▶ Geochang/Daegu ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple
– Masan Express/Intercity Bus Terminal ▶ Goryeong/Daegu ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple
– Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal ▶ Hapcheon/Haeinsa Temple (Bus schedule: 09:30, 13:10, 17:10)

www.tripitaka2011.com

Credit : visitkorea.or.kr

 

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