Naesosa Temple, Buan-gun

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Naesosa, or Naeso Temple, is a Korean Buddhist Temple located at the base of Naebyeongsan in Jinseo-myeon,, Buan-gun , Jeollabuk-do , South Korea.HistoryNaesosa was established in 633 CE by Buddhist Monk Hye-Gu during the Baekje Dynasty (18 BCE – 660 CE). The temple was rebuilt in 1633 CE by Monk Cheong-Min during the Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1897). She originally established two temples at two different places, and named the larger one, Great Soraesa, and the smaller one, Small Soraesa. However, the former burned down, and the Naesosa Temple of today stands on the original location of Small Soraesa Temple. All the original buildings were burned down during the Japanese invasion (1592-1597), but were reconstructed in 1633 by Seon Master Ven. Cheongmin.The Main Buddha Hall (Treasure No. 291) was rebuilt at that time without using any iron nails. An interesting story has been passed down about the Main Buddha Hall. During the reign of Joseon’s King Injo, a carpenter was employed to build Naesosa Temple’s Main Buddha Hall. However, for three consecutive years all he did was carve rectangular wooden pillows, resembling wooden bricks. One day, to tease the stubborn carpenter, a child monk hid one of the pillows. Eventually the carpenter finished carving the wooden pillows and began to build the Dharma hall by mixing and matching the pillows.Because one wooden pillow was missing, the carpenter blamed himself for being careless and insincere. Then, the child returned the wooden pillow he had hidden, but the carpenter didn’t use it because he thought it was contaminated. He completed the construction of the building even though one pillow was missing. That’s why even now the Main Buddha Hall is missing one wooden piece among its brackets.
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  • Okay so getting here was tricky. If you can it seems that you can see so much more more convuebtly if you have a car. I don't have a car. I took the interxity bus to Buan. After a short walk across th...  more »
  • Just a good time to visit in the fall of my society. Steep the leaves in my not feeling while walking the street: my God?
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  • I left the city in harmony with nature can do to beat my friggin beautiful society was how beautiful I was wondering how come with the perfect complement to taking pictures of landscapes is also a good catch
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  • Wonderful nature and long history. Stays true to the meaning of the word!
  • Fir forest in the famous Baekje era Hye my Sosa shoes get the monk is said to have founded. In the past, the old name of little Rapids, Sarah and one from when my Sosa was called, there is no record in the Joseon Dynasty was destroyed by war, in 1633 by the Qing min monk thing. Consider a homogeneous society for conservation and for the treasure of Hung and a fire pleasant Tang Li, youngsan Excel aligns on the South side of the mountain is in accord with their cosy and comfortable feeling. Only 10 minutes walking distance from the entrance of the heavenly kings gate until the burly FIR through section between healing experience of being. My God's singularity is sought for a different section of the Buddha held otherwise for Woong Woong-Amitabha Buddha. The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara from side to side for three.
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  • Are worth visiting. The public have a heck of a lot more buildings and areas. To go free during the week and always seems to be better. A lot of the gang on the weekend pit somewhat raucous. On the season, I hope to see even more special by aligning the landscape.
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  • Feel the passage of time in this sacred mountain. In the early morning hours leaves swaying in the cool breeze. On the other hand I've got the same views of:
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  • Temple stay wonderful place. Break into the mold, the morning and evening service to attend and not be able to take part in various experiences program my mountain trekking, trekking along the coastal road, and being able to enjoy a holiday in harmony with nature.
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