Odae-san  Sago-ji
Joseon Dynasty Archives Site
considered to be part of the Woljeong-sa Complex
Other Odae-san Pages:

Introduction and Index Page
2.  Guksa-Seonghwang and San-shin Shrines of Daegwan-ryeong Pass
3.  Woljeong-sa Temple
4.  Sangwon-sa Temple
5.  Jeokmyeol-bogung, Saja-am and Chungdae-Biro-bong Peak
6.  Northern Peak and Hermitage
7.  Eastern Peak and Hermitage
8.  Western Peak and Hermitage
9.  Sogeumgang-gyegok, the famous "Little Diamond Mountains" Scenic-Valley
Joseon Dynasty Archives Buildings (reconstructed) on the
southwestern slopes, not far from Woljeong-sa.  Behind it is
the Seonwon-bogak Hall that still survives from Joseon days.
Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1390-1910 CE) constructed five archive-storehouses to preserve copied
volumes of official historical records.  They located them at great mountains around the nation,
believing that these sites could avoid the "Three Disasters" of flood, fire and wind due to their superior
Pungsu-jiri geomantic factors, and powerful-guardian San-shin Mountain-spirits.  They were usually
built nearby a large temple, with the resident monks then being charged with responsibility of making
sure that the precious archives were protected.

One of these royal libraries was located here at this site just NW of Woljeong-sa, but was unfortunately
destroyed during the Korean War and not rebuilt until 2005.  The
Seonwon-bogak Shrine built together
with the archives building still survives in authentic condition, however.