Jeondeungsa Temple

Ganghwa Island, Korea

Jeondeungsa is a Korean Buddhist temple of the Jogye Order. Its legend dates all the way back to the 4th century; during the Goryeo dynasty, it was called Jinjongsa. When the Mongols invaded in 1231, the royal family fled to Gangwha and enlisted the temple's help in resisting the invaders. The temple's name was changed to Jeondeungsa in 1282, after the capital had returned to Kaesong.

Jogye Buddhism is a Korean unification of Zen, sutra study, and Pure Land worship.