Banyasa Temple [반야사]

Bloody Heart (2022); Extracurricular (2020)

Banyasa Cave Temple [반야사 동굴법당]

In a dream sequence, Oh Ji-soo (Kim Dong-hee) drags an unconscious Seo Min-hee (Jung Da-bin) through this cave in final episode 10 of Extracurricular (Ingansueop/인간수업) (Netflix, 2020).

Also seen in episode 2 of Bloody Heart/Red Heart/Red Single Heart (Bulg-eun Dansim/붉은 단심) (KBS2, 2022).

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Banyasa [반야사], sometimes also stylized as Ban-Yasa, is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Samjeon [Samjeon-ri/삼전리] in Nonsan’s Gayagok Township [Gayagok-myeon/가야곡면]. It is not to be confused with the same-named temple in the North Chungcheong Province (Chungcheongbuk-do).

Particularly known for its ‘cave temple’ (rather a small canyon) that has continued to be maintained, the cave was apparently used as limestone mine during the Japanese colonial period. It is also said to be a nice spot for viewing enormous trumpet creeper flowers. Apart from these nuggets, there is actually very little available (online) information about this location.

Please be cautious when visiting the cave as rockfall accidents can occur.

104 Samjeon-gil, Gayagok-myeon, Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
충남 논산시 가야곡면 삼전길 104
(가야곡면 삼전리 60-1)
Geolocation: 36.111069, 127.173448

Address of Banyasa Cave Temple [반야사 동굴법당]
16-1 Samjeon-ri, Gayagok-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충남 논산시 가야곡면 삼전리 산 16-1

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 21/06/2022

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