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Manyeonsan Mountain
  • Height : 668meters above sea level
  • Nickname : Nahansan
  • Surroundings : if you look in the side of Hwasun-eup, group of sharp rocks tower and there are stony slopes all over the mountain, which makes the mountain look like rugged.
  • Location
  • whole area of Dongru-ri, Suman-ri and Youcheon-ri, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do

In the valley of Manyeonsan Mountain, there is Manyeonsa Temple. It is said that this temple was established by Manyeonsunsa in 1208 during Koryo Dynast after having a dream while taking a nap on the way to traveling to southern regions after crossing Jubong of Mudeongsan Mountain for returning Songgwangsa Temple of Jogyesan Mountain after completion of his meditation in Wonhyosa Temple in Mudeongsan Mountain. The dream was the one where 16 Nahans, Buddha's disciples, have a meeting to make a plan to construct a temple to keep a statue of the Buddha.
After waking up from the nap and looking around, the snow was falling and the nearby surroundings became full of white but only the snow nearby place where he lied on melted and it was steaming. Right after then, he constructed a dugout there and cultivated himself morally and religiously. Meanwhile, he established Manyeonsa Temple. Prior to the break of Korean War, the temple was a big one having 3 main buildings, 8 rooms (Daeungjeon, Shiwangjeon, Nahanjeon, Seungdong, Sundang, Dongsansil, Seosangsil, Dongbyeolsil, Seobyeolsil, Sujeongryo, and Songwolryo) a big turret, a gate of the Four Devas and Samcheonggak, a house.
In addition, as annexed small temples, there are Hakdangam, Chimgyeam, Dongrimam and Yeonhyeolam and all of them were destroyed in Korean War and, after 1978, Daeungjeon (main building), Nahanjeon, Myeongbujeon, Hansanjeon and Yosachae (dormitory) were restored and there are also small temples of Seonjeongam and Sungjuam. In the precincts of the shrine, there is a Hanging Painting, No. 185 of cultural properties designated by the county which was painted in 1783.
Once when the father of Scholar Jeong Yak-young started his new post as Hwasun Hyeongam, Jeong lived in Dongrimam of Manyeonsa Temple and Imbangwool, a great singer of traditional songs, lived once here and strived for polishing up his voice.