Maisan Tapsa Temple [마이산탑사]

My Daughter, Seo-young (2012-13); Rooftop Prince (2012); 49 Days (2011); A Man Called God (2010)

Yong Tae-yong (Park Yoochun) and Park-ha (Han Ji-min) meet here again for the first time after their break-up in episode 13 of Rooftop Prince/Attic Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012). She works as a tour guide here after having quit Seoul and he is the VIP guest she is supposed to guide – he comes for the trip package they put together for his job. Both bicker their way through this temple.

Also seen in My Daughter, Seo-young/Seoyoung, My Daughter (내 딸 서영이) (KBS2, 2012-13); 49 Days (49일) (SBS, 2011); A Man Called God (신이라 불리운 사나이) (MBC, 2010).

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Maisan Tapsa Temple [마이산탑사], which translates to ‘Pagoda Temple’, is a small temple complex located on the Maisan Mountain. It finds its origin in 1885 when Buddhist hermit Yi Gap Yong came to this mountain to meditate and started to create over 80 conical stone pagodas (all without mortar) during the following 30 years.
The temple is located in the village Dongchon-ri [동촌리] in the Maisan Provincial Park [마이산도립공원]. The village is part of Jinan County’s [진안군] Maryeong Township [Maryeong-myeon/마령면] and located around 5hrs by public transport South of Seoul. The temple was selected by CNN in 2020 as one of “33 of South Korea’s most beautiful temples”.

Address
367 Maisannam-ro, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan, Jeollabuk-do
전북 진안군 마령면 마이산남로 367
(마령면 동촌리 8)
Geolocation: 35.758657, 127.411945
 
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