Ginkgo Leafes Sound in Unmunsa Temple, South Korea

Ginkgo Leafes Sound in Unmunsa Temple, South Korea

Unmun-sa (운문사) is a Buddhist temple located on the southernmost part of the Taebaek Mountains in North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do), South Korea.

It was built in the 21st year of the reign of King Jinheung. Around the end of the Silla Kingdom, the temple was expanded and renamed as Taejakgap-sa, but its name was changed to its current Unmunsa in the 20th year of the reign of King Taejo.

It is currently the largest temple for female monks in Korea. This is where the Buddhist University is located.

The large ginkgo tree, which is nearly 500 years old, turns yellow every year in the fall. This is a space for monks who are not allowed to enter the public. That is why it is only open to the public for only two days in the fall, when the ginkgo leaves turn yellow every year.

Video Source: 운문사 은행잎 떨어지는 소리/The sound of falling ginkgo leaves at Unmunsa Temple from Missing Hertz on YoutubeCC BY

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