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    • Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
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 Classification National Treasure   67
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Gakhwangjeon Hall of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 1 Unit
 Designated Date 1962.12.20
 Address Hwaeomsa Temple, 539 Hwaeomsa-ro, Hwangjeon-ri, Masan-myeon  Gurye-gun  Jeollanam-do
 Age King Sukjong of Joseon Period
 Owner Hwaeomsa Temple
 Manager Hwaeomsa Temple
 Description Hwaeomsa Temple, located in the southern foot of Jirisan Mountain, was built in the Unified Silla Era.

It was a grand temple for Zen Buddhism in the Joseon Dynasty, burnt down during the Japanese invasion and reconstructed in the King Injo era.

Although the three-story Jangnyukjeon Hall was originally located in the place of Gakhwangjeon Hall and Avatamsaka Sutra was carved on the wall, they were destroyed during the Japanese Invasion.

However, over ten thousand sculpture pieces were remained and preserved under the Buddhist altar.

The name, Gakhwangjeon, was named after the reconstruction of the building in King Sukjong of Joseon (1702).

This is a two-story building with 7 rooms in the front and 5 rooms in the side, and built above the stone platform that were made in the Silla Dynasty.

The roof, '八' shaped view from the side, is a hipped and gabled roof.

This building was built in the multi-cluster bracket style because the pillars supporting the eaves were placed not only in the upside of the pillar, but also among the pillars.

The complicatedly designed pillars were fully supporting the eaves for looking brilliant.

Inside the building, it opened and connected the upstairs and the downstairs, preserving three Buddhas and four Bodhisattvas.

The '井' shaped ceiling, bending and sloping at the edge, are rare skills in Korea.

The building is considered as an excellent piece of work due to its magnificent and masterful artistic skills.
 
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