06 August, 2008

Bulguksa Temple Postcard

Bulguksa Temple is a Buddhist temple in the North Gyeongsang province in South Korea. In 1995, Bulguksa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Seokguram Grotto. The temple is considered as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. It is currently the head temple of the 11th district of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

Bulguksa Temple Postcard

The entrance to the temple, Sokgyemun, has a double-sectioned staircase and bridge that leads to the inside of the temple compound. The stairway is 33 steps high, corresponding to the 33 steps to enlightenment. The lower portion, Cheongungyo is 6.3 meters long and has 17 steps. The upper portion, Baegungyo is 5.4 meters and has 16 steps. The stairway leads to Jahamun.

Bulguksa Wikipedia Entry

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