The Weeping Pine Tree

The Weeping Pine Tree

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AddressOn the premises of Unmunsa Temple, 264, Unmunsa-gil, Unmun-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Phone82-54-370-8800
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A pine tree which has attained Nirvana in spiritual concentration, and which is provided with 216 liters of Korean rice wine called makgeolli

The Weeping Pine Tree at Unmunsa Temple

As most big and old trees have the legend that they originated from sticks inserted into the ground, the big pine tree in the ground of Unmunsa Temple is said to have sprung from the stick which a great Buddhist monk stuck into the ground. Though many buildings in the ground of the temple were burnt down during wars such as the Japanese invasions and the Korean Civil War, this weeping pine tree evaded disasters.

 Every spring sees an event in which this pine tree is provided with 216 liters of Korean rice wine called makgeolli as fertilizer.

At the height of 2m above the ground, the pine tree has its branches stretched out horizontally. This is the biggest pine tree of its kind. The shape of the three is very exquisite. The tree is estimated to be 500 years old, and has a great value as a biological material.