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Natural Monument 176

Population of Wisterias at Beomeosa Temple, Busan
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Classification Natural Monument 176
Name of Cultural Properties Population of Wisterias at Beomeosa Temple, Busan
Quantity 65,502㎡ (Designated area)
Designated Date 1966.01.13
Age
Address 244, Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
A wisteria is a deciduous vine that belongs to the bean family.

It blooms violet flowers in spring, and its stalk can grow over 10 meters twisting toward the right.

Two kinds of wisteria grow in Korea; one is the young wisteria growing in the southern part of Korea, and the other is wisteria growing all over the country.

These trees are usually cultivated around houses as garden plants.

The Population of Wisterias at Beomeosa Temple is at the valley on the mid-slope of Geumjeongsan Mountain in Busan.

About 500 wisterias are growing at the cracks of rocks in this place, winding and covering the pine tree and the nettle tree.

Beomeosa Temple was built by Buddhist Monk Uisang during the reign of King Munmu of Silla Dynasty.

Many Buddhist monks cultivated their mind to achieve spiritual awakening at this temple.

The valley where wisterias are growing in groups is called Deungungok Valley, which offers a magnificent view of Geumjeongsan Mountain.

The Population of Wisterias at Beomeosa Temple is a rare case of wisterias growing in groups and it is a source of historical data for biological research.

Therefore, it is designated and conserved as a Natural Monument.