One of the nation’s best wooden structures: Buseoksa Temple
Buseoksa Temple placed a stone staircase in the middle of the hall, which was established by the Buddhist temple of the Goryeo Dynasty, which had an extremely pleasant and beautiful overall shape.
The floor plan consists of five squares on the front and three sections on the side, and is a jusimpo-style building with on the top of the pillar, which is a octagonal roof.
The pillars provide a sense of stability, and make the whole building stand out even more.
Buseoksa Temple’s ‘Muyangsujeon’ represents the Hall of Amita Buddha, which symbolizes the heaven and hosts the heaven, and is one of the nation’s best wooden structures.
It is one of the nation’s top 10 temples that houses many cultural assets, including five national treasures, six treasures, and two provincial cultural properties, as well as Muyangsujeon, and has a deep weight in Korea’s history.
Buseoksa Temple’s Muyangsujeon: UNESCO World Heritage
Muyangsujeon was designated as National Treasure No. 18 on December 20, 1962.
It was built in 676 as a five-square building on the front, three-square on the side, and a single-story octagonal-roofed Jusimpo-styled Building, and had several heavy spears, and had dancheong(raditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings) during the reign of Gwanghaegun of the Joseon Dynasty.
The site has a statue of seated sojo Buddha, National Treasure No. 45, which is unique in that the Buddha statue is the only one in the east, compared to the southern side of the building in Muyangsujeon.
In addition to the Geukrackjeon in Bongjeongsa (National Treasure No. 15) of the remaining wooden structures in Korea, this material is very important for studying the structure of ancient temple architecture.
You can see a lot of cultural assets in the temple that contain the scent of our brilliant history and culture.
The story of Buseoksa Temple’s Seonbihwa
An indispensable landmark in Buseoksa Temple is the Seonbihwa in front of the Josadang Shrine. It is said that the staff of Ui-sang grew into a tree, called Goldamcho.
It belongs to the bean family and is believed to be over 1,300 years old. There was a staff he had brought when he came from the Tang Dynasty, and when Ui-sang was in nirvana, he prophesied that if that staff avoid rain and dew, and bloom with leaf, We’ll have a great national fortune. So we put it on the side of the Josadang Shrine and it blossomed.
Since then, when the nation’s fortunes rose and the country was at peace, the leaves have always bloomed and blossomed.
During the Japanese colonial period the leaves bloomed but the flowers did not bloom. Then it is said that after the liberation in 1945, it blossomed in 30 years.
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