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Beomeosa Buddhist Temple - Busan, South Korea by Sean Patrick

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Sean Patrick Sean Patrick
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0.74 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 30, 2007
Date taken
Aug 29, 2007

Beomeosa is a Buddhist temple in Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea. Built on the slopes of Geumjeongsan, it is one of the country's leading urban temples. It was constructed in 678 during the reign of Silla king Munmu, by the monk Uisang. It became known as one of the ten great temples of the Hwaeom sect, although like most Korean temples it was later assimilated into the Jogye Order. At its largest, during the Koryo dynasty, it was much larger than it is today - with over 360 rooms and more than a thousand monks in residence. The temple was burned to the ground in 1592 during the Japanese Imjin Invasion. It was reconstructed in 1602, but was burned again by an accidental fire. In 1613 it was rebuilt again. The Main Hall (Taeungjon) and the front gate (Iljumun) date to this reconstruction.

- From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beomeosa Will open in a new tab or window

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