Magoksa

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Magoksa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is located on the eastern slope of Taehwasan, in Sangok-myeon, Gongju, in the province of Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.

The temple is said to have been established in 640 by the monk Jajang, although this account is disputed by some since Gongju would have lain within Baekje territory at that time. It was used as a place of refuge during the early Joseon Dynasty, and was left largely untouched by the Seven Year War of the 1590s. It continued to play this role in the 20th century, when it was used as a hideout by Korean independence leader Kim Ku.