Jincheon-gun   Manroe-san
Tower-Pagoda Temple with a great Sanshin-gak
This magnificent Seonang-dang sacred zelkova tree, hundreds of years old, stands as guardian in-front.
Botap-sa" means "Treasure-Pagoda Temple".  I visited in April 2011.
This charming, entirely modern, bikkuni (nun's) temple is in the western side of Jincheon-gun County, built in 1990-92, in
northwestern North Chungcheong Province (not far from Seoul, fairly easy to get to), at the foot of Manroe-san, 612m at its summit.  This peak is
head of the Manroe-jimaek sub-range-cluster, which is a southeastern spur off the
Geumbuk-jeongmaek Range.  All of Jincheon is bounded on
north, east & west by the Geumbuk-jeongmaek Range and the Hannam-Geumbuk-jeongmaek Range, which gives it excellent
geomantic qualities.
"Sanshin-gak Personal-Lanterns -- donation: w60,000 per year"
nearby the Sanshin-gak, a metal statue of Korea's famous "Pensive Maitreya Bodhisattva" motif
the Shinjung-taenghwa [Assembly of the Guardian Spirits altar-painting] in the Main Hall
The same grand tree, shot by my friend Robert Koehler in May 2011 and posted on his excellent travel-photo-blog.