Published Date : Dec 19, 2017 / Edited Date : Oct 04, 2022
This is the exterior of the Geungnakjeon Hall of Jogyesa Temple. It has a traditional Buddhist temple style. At the entrance of the building, there is a Chinese character called Geungnakjeon.
Jogyesa Temple is located in central Seoul and it is one of Korea's major Buddhist temples. The temple also serves as headquarters for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest sect of Korean Buddhism. The temple's main hall is called Daeungjeon Hall and the famous statue of the seated Buddha is enshrined here (the statue is Tangible Cultural Heritage of Seoul No. 126). Baeksong, a white pine tree that is more than 500 years old stands next to Daeungjeon and it is a Natural Monument of Korea No. 9. Due to Jogyesa's location in the heart of Seoul, huge numbers of tourists visit the temple to experience Buddhist culture. The temple hosts a temple stay program and the annual Lotus Lantern Festival.
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