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It was located in 26km southwest of Hwasun-eup. It lies opposit to Gaecheonsa Temple with Mt. Cheontae in between. It is believed that Unjusa and a thousand Buddhas and pagodas were built in the end of the Unified Silla Period by the Buddhist monk Doseon. According to topology, he thought this temple needed a sail and shipmaster because it shaped like a ship. He, therefore, built thousand Buddhas and pagodas. The name, 'Thousand Buddhas and Thousand Pagodas' originated from it. Unfortunately, there are no written records proving it but . We can only know the origin of existing stone Buddhas and pagodas from this book. A number of stone Buddhas and pagodas inside the temple are not elaborate, but rough. They are estimated to create in about mid Goyreo Dynasty, 12C,
over several years, not at one time. It is Historic Site No. 312. It was excavated four times, since 1984. A stone Buddha chamber was dismantled and restored, a multiple-story cylindrical pagoda was repaired, and Iljumun(gate) and Bojegak was newly constructed. The road toward a lying Buddha also was taken for in 1997. 21 stone pagodas and 93 stone Buddhas are preserved now in the temple.
 
 
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