Bell of Yongjusa

The Bell of Yongjusa is located in the temple of Yongjusa, near Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

Bell of Yongjusa
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Korean name
용주사 동종
龍珠寺 銅鐘
Revised RomanizationYongjusa Dongjong
McCune–ReischauerYongchusa Tongchong


The bronze bell was cast and installed in the temple in 854.[1][2][3] The temple was destroyed in 1636 during the Second Manchu invasion of Korea but the bell survived.[1][4] The temple was rebuilt in 1790 and the bell reinstalled.[1]

The bell is listed at number 120 in the "National Treasures of South Korea" list.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c Buswell Jr., Robert E.; Lopez Jr., Donald S. (24 November 2013). The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton University Press. p. 1037. ISBN 978-1-4008-4805-8.
  2. ^ Lee (31 May 2012). Frommer's South Korea. John Wiley & Sons. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-118-33136-1.
  3. ^ a b "National Treasure 120". Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  4. ^ a b "Yongjusa Temple". Visit Korea. Retrieved 2014-09-01.