Geojo-am(hermitage), originally called Geojo-sa(temple) was built prior to Eunhae-sa. It is alleged that it was built by Woncham-josa (a founder of a religious sect) in the 2nd year (738) of Hyoseong-wang (king) of Silla Dynasty or during Gyeongdeok-wang's reign (742~764).
It is uncertain when Eunhae-sa and Geojo-sa got related each other but it is now accepted that Eunhae-sa, a heap temple, annexes Gojo-sa as a branch temple, thereby being called Geojo-am. According to documents found during dismantling and repair, it was built during Goryo Dynasty and repaired several times afterwards. Yeongsan-jeon is 5 partitioned matbaejip(a gable house) which takes shape of a simple and neat Jusimpo style(the sides of its roof slanting at 45oangle on each side and looking at each other), Typical features of Goryo Dynasty's architecture are observed from section of a crossbeam, shaped gate, a king post, etc. But a general engraving technique suggests that many parts of the building appear to have been modified during the reconstruction early Joseon Dynasty.
526 stone Nahan (Buddha's disciples) statues are enshrined inside Yeongsan-jeon, and a three story pagoda presumed to be built at the end of Unified Silla Dynasty stands in front of Yeongsan-jeon
(Geojo-am, Sinnyeong Wanjeon-ri, Yeongcheon, Buk Yeongcheon IC, Gyeji bus Terminal, Cheongtong, Cheongtong, Hwachon IC)
- National treasure No.14
- Preiod : Goryo Dynasty
- Location : 622, Sinwon-ri Cheongtong-myeon Yeongcheon city
- Owner : Eunhae-sa