Daejeoksa Temple is said to have attained its present scale and grandeur only after Buddhist Monk Seonghae renovated it and enshrined Buddha statues in the 15th year of the reign of King Sukjong (1689) of Joseon.
Geungnakjeon Hall, presumed to have been rebuilt after the mid Joseon Dynasty, symbolizes the Western Paradise, or the Buddhist version of Utopia.
It comprises 3-kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) front space and 2-kan side space and it has a gable roof called matbaejibung.
Multi-cluster brackets are placed not only on the columns, but also on the outer tie beams between the columns.
This building style is known as dapo style.
On the front section of the stone base are engraved lotus flower and tortoise designs, enclosed by H-shaped engraved lines.
On either side of the base are sculpted dragons, rarely seen in other structures.
Another unusual feature for a building with a gabled roof is the ceiling, which is latticed and two-tiered.
Uncommon and distinctive in form, style and structure, this building is of great significance for the study of the architecture and sculpture of the Joseon Dynasty.