Haedong Yonggungsa Temple [해동용궁사/海东龙宫寺]

My Name (2021)

Choi Mu-jin (Park Hee-soon) pays his respects at this temple to the men who lost their lives in the gang attack in episode 4 of My Name/Maineim (마이 네임) (Netflix, 2021).

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple [해동용궁사/海东龙宫寺] is a seaside temple located in the village Sirang-ri [시랑리], Gijang Township [Gijang-eup/기장읍] in Busan’s Gijang County [Gijang-gun/기장군]; around 20 min. by car to/from Haeundae Beach [해운대해수욕장].

Its history dates back to 1376, when it was built in the Goryeo Dynasty by Buddhist teacher Naong. Originally known as Bomun Temple, it was partially destroyed during the 16th century Japanese Invasion of Korea. It was designated as its current name – which means ‘East Sea Dragon Palace Temple’ – in 1974.

The temple’s motto is “At least one of your wishes will be answered here through your heartful prayers.”

부산광역시 기장군 기장읍 용궁길 86
(기장읍 시랑리 416-3)
35.188348, 129.223268

— submitted by Mich KDL; last updated 17/10/2021

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