On Saturday, we explored Cheongpyeongsa in Chuncheon, which is about 2 hours from our home. This temple was built in 973. To get there we took a bus from downtown, then took a boat for about 20 minutes and then had a 20-minute hike.
A lot of the signs were also in English so we were able to read about the sites. There is a legend that a man who loved a princess died and was reincarnated as a snake. The snake attached itself to the princess and would not let go. The princess came to the temple and prayed and for her virtue, the snake let go. The princess then had a pagoda built for the snake.