Last autumn, I took an unplanned trip with my friends after spending most of my day “Netflixing’. Somehow, we landed in Hongcheon and visited the Sutasa Temple.
Sutasa Temple is the oldest temple in the Yeongseo region. It is located at the foothills of the Gongjaksan Mountain Dong-myeon Hongcheon-gun. The place where the temple stands is a place called Gongjakporan.
The Sutasa temple is said to have been built by Monk Wonhyo in708 AD (The 7th year of King Seongdeok during the Silla Dynasty). It boasts of numerous cultural properties including the gabled roof of Daejeokgwangjeon, a bronze bell, a three-tiered pagoda, and Wolinseokbo.
Because a large stream flows next to it, it is called sutasa. The scenery of the temple is calming with the mountain view and the fresh air.
It is the oldest building in Gangwon-do and has undergone remodeling, still, it manages to preserve its charm.
The statue was originally made from wood. Now, mud is applied to give it a form of shape and colour.
It was a pleasant visit as there weren’t many people at the facility at the time of our visit.
If you are looking for where to go or what to so in Hongcheon, this should fall in the top 3 things.