Wawoojongsa Temple [와우정사]

Search: WWW (2019)

In the second scene of episode 1 of Search: WWW/Type in Search Word: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW) (tvN, 2019), the master monk walks outside the tranquil temple after morning prayers. He maintains a serene disposition, seemingly without a care regarding worldly matters – until he calmly picks out a cellphone and finds out the air pollution index for the day.

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Wawoojongsa/Waujeongsa Temple [와우정사] is a modern temple established in 1970 by Kim Hae-geun (김해근) — Buddhist name Haewol Samjang Beopsa (해월 삼장법사) — who was a North Korean escapee. Now the main branch of the Nirvana order, it is located in Yongin’s neighborhood Haegok [Haegok-dong/해곡동] in the Cheoin District [Cheoin-gu/처인구]; 25 mins. by car to/from Kumho Asiana Human Resources Development Institute [금호아시아나 인재개발원].

The temple has approximately over 3,000 statues, including statues of ‘500 saints’ (오백나한상) and of the 12 zodiac animals (12지신 동상) .

183 Haegok-dong, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 용인시 처인구 해곡동 183
Geolocation: 37.194157, 127.276751

— submitted by GGRIP, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 30/05/2022

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