Buseoksa Temple [부석사]

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018)

This is where ‘Fairy Cafe’ (선녀다방) in Gyeryeong is located in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter/Gyeryong Fairy Tale/Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전) (tvN, 2018). In episode 1, Jung Yi-hyun (Yoon Hyun-min) and Kim Geum (Seo Ji-hoon) stumble across this cafe hidden in the woods and it is here that they meet Seon Ok-nam (Ko Du-shim/Moon Chae-won) for the first time. This is also where the pavilion that the fairy trio (Teacher Goo, Wizard Park and Fairy Oh) likes to convene at. Ok-nam, Jeom Soon (Kang Mi-na of Gugudan) and Jeom Dol return here in episode 13/14 after leaving Seoul, with the other celestial beings following suit.

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Buseok Temple/Buseoksa Temple/Puseoksa [부석사/浮石寺] is a UNESCO Heritage listed Buddhist temple located in the village of Bukji [Bukji-ri/북지리] in Yeongju’s Buseok township [Buseok-myeon/부석면], known also as ‘The Temple of the Floating Stone’. It hosts a number of National Treasures and tangible regional assets of South Korea. An admission fee applies for visitors. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism —announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)— selected Buseoksa Temple as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020. In 2020, the temple selected by CNN as one of “33 of South Korea’s most beautiful temples”. In 2021, this temple was again selected as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2021-2022.

345 Buseoksa-ro, Bukji-ri, Buseok-myeon, Yeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경상북도 영주시 부석면 부석사로 345
(부석면 북지리 157)
Geolocation: 36.998776, 128.687533

Getting here
Yeongju Station [영주역], Jungang/Yeongdong/Gyeongbuk Line
(Take a ~40 min taxi ride from here)
Yeongju Bus Terminal [영주종합터미널]
(Take bus 27 for ~1hr 38 mins, or about 37 stops, to ‘부석사 정류장’ (Buseoksa bus stop), and walk 10 minutes to the temple)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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