Chungnyeolsa is as a revered shrine where the courageous spirits of those who valiantly fought against the Japanese forces during the invasions of Korea in 1592 find their sanctuary. Initially constructed in 1605 within the South Gate of Dongnae eupseong as Songgongsa by Yun Hwon, Deputy Delegate of Dongnae, the shrine honored Song Sang-hyeon and conducted annual rites. Later, in 1624, under the guidance of Lee Min-goo, it was renamed Chungnyeolsa and also enshrined the spirit of Jeong Bal, a heroic patriot who fell at Busanjin Fortress. By 1625, Chungnyeolsa relocated to its present site, renamed Allak Seowon. It expanded to include an auditorium, Dongseojae, functioning as a repository of ancestral loyalty and scholarly conduct, serving as both a spiritual hub and a library. Further developments occurred over time. In 1709, a separate building memorialized several brave souls alongside Song Sang-hyeon and Jeong Bal. In 1736, these individuals were collectively enshrined at Chungnyeolsa. Then, in 1772, Yun Heung-sin, the Dadaecheomsa, found a place here, and a sanctuary outside the East Gate was erected in memory of Geumseom and Aehyang, who passed away after the earlier heroes. Chungnyeolsa underwent subsequent renovations and now comprises 16 structures, covering an expansive area of 93,448 m2. It houses around 92 memorial tablets honoring those who courageously fought against the Japanese troops in Busan. Annually, on May 25, a sacrificial rite is performed, embodying the gratitude and sentiments of the citizens of Busan Metropolitan City.
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