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DIY Deck Tiles-NEW!

Koreabridge - 4 hours 17 min ago
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I live on a roof-top house and I purchased A LOT of DIY Deck Tiles! My thought was to create a space off the concrete in the shade, however, as I learned about my roof space; I learned....I didn't need them!

Yikes! I have 3 boxes of them! I only opened one and looked at the instructions. Super easy click system.

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Korean Street Fashion

Koreabridge - Sat, 2021-09-18 18:16
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Clothes shape who we are in the eyes of others, but they also allow us to bond with others who share our style. Apart from shoes, jewelry and accessories, the most important part of a clothing style is the clothes. And if you're here, chances are you're interested in korean clothes. As you probably know, korean fashion is divided into different subtypes, the main ones being streetwear and casual korean fashion.

In this collection, you'll discover Korean clothes that you can incorporate into your wardrobe to create the Korean style. Let's look at the various Korean clothing that you can put in your wardrobe.

Korean Tops

Tops are an essential element of every korean style. If you're looking to wear an crop top or a long-sleeved shirt when it's cooler there is always something you love in korean clothes. Also, don't forget the summer tops or the many kinds of tops: stripes and polka dots in plain colors.

Korean Blouses

The female tops are a wide variety and a range of. However, to make an everyday outfit more stylish there's nothing better than an elegant blouse. With its airy and vaporous appearance, it adds elegance and lightness to your daily outfit. The blouse is dressed up than a basic t-shirtbut is less formal than the top. It is authentic, and it goes with you everywhere, be it made of cotton, voile or satin. It's great to layer it over jeans, pants or shorts, or even a skirt. From day to evening, this blouse is the perfect all-rounder.

Korean Shirts

From denim shirts to white shirts, lumberjack shirt, Hawaiian shirts, pajamas and polka dot tops and floral shirts the modern woman has a lot of options. It's a fact that the korean shirt is the ideal shirt to keep up with the fashions that are constantly changing the korean fashion scene. With its timeless cut, you will be able to play around with them in a safe manner.

Korean Jumpsuit

An outfit of pants as well as a shirt together and the jumpsuit offers some practicality to be a perfect fit for those who are glued to the front of their closets without having a clue about what to put on. If you're comfortable and comfortable, the korean jumpsuit is fashionable and elegant. A unique evening dress that has a distinctive character, the jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to a formal dress or tuxedo for women. In a casual and vibrant style the suit can be worn casually but always with that snazzy touch that we love in it.

Korean Short Jumpsuit

A combination of a shorts and a jumpsuit and here's the short jumpsuit, a typical garment taken from the dungarees that has nevertheless become fashionable, feminine, and fashionable. It all depends on the style selected. The shorts' combinations are a variety of styles. They can be casual, wearing denim, for instance, and with straps that are small or an embroidered floral design. A korean short jumpsuit can be extremely elegant, such as in strapless black and strapless versions with heels and a classy clutch. In the summer is when we showcase his looks apart from skirts and dresses. It is a good way to bring some freshness to the style of his clothes.

Korean Vests

It's now an essential item for winter. It is warm, practical, and comfortable the long vest is the ideal piece to wear on days you're shivering due to the cold. It doesn't matter if you put it on to relax on the weekend or dress it as trench coat can be adapted to any situation and style. It is also a great option during summer when the nights cool down. With buttons, a belt or even flaps that fold inwards, the korean vest plays the role of femininity and elegance with warmth and convenience.

Korean Skirts

From trapeze-style skirts to midi dresses pencil skirts or pleated skirts the skirt is one of a few clothes which can be changed indefinitely. However, if trends guide season after season, the fashion of korean skirts to be plebiscitein style, it's not essential to forget that it is best to pick a skirt based on its morphology , rather than to the mood of the moment...

Korean Pants

An essential component of every day outfits Pants are an essential element of a woman's wardrobe. They allow you to feel at ease while looking elegant, casual, or cozy. The style and style of korean pants, we are able to experiment with different kinds of styles. Wide-legged pants allow to be worn with an untight jacket and sneakers, to channel the 70s. The slim cropped pants look chic when paired with high-heeled shoes as well as a blouse with the flounce collar. To be specific, the straight flare pants are classic when worn with a pair turtlenecks and derby shoes.

Korean Jeans

From skinny jeans to flare jeans from dad jeans and boyfriends, korean jeans are now the staple of our wardrobes over time. In fact, it is difficult to imagine today that they could live without the fundamental element of our clothes. It's important to note that due to its casual, transgenerational and casual look they are effortlessly incorporated into any style...

Korean Shorts

They're the perfect complement for skirts, as they combine the elegance, comfort and feminine. They have been a fashion staple. We wear them in summer time to soak up the sun and the heat however, they can also be fashionable in winter. Since it can be cut in a variety of cuts, lengths, and styles The korean shorts can easily be adapted to all morphologies , and any style preference including casual, sexy elegant urban music...

Korean Lingerie

Since the past few years the women's underwear is now an actual fashion accessory. Diversity is definitely the order these days, in terms of fabrics and colors, or patterns cut, shapes... Panties made of cotton and white bras with lace share the spotlight with various designs, from the classic to the most sexiest. Korean Lingerie is a hit at all tables to delight every woman, regardless of their tastes and their morphology.

Korean Swimsuits

An essential for summer swimming suits are fun to wear when the first signs of sunshine start to show. The trend of democratization was triggered by the Second World War, swimsuits tend to be minimalist, and occasionally contemporary. In order to showcase your femininity and be comfortable, you need to pick the right one. Based the type of your physique and preferences it is possible to choose one-pieces, bikinis or trikini, or tankinis.

Korean Coats

As one of the most essential pieces in your wardrobe, this piece has an unique and crucial place to go for the cold winter days and gray day of fall: the coat. More long than a jacket or a blouson korean coat is able to reach the legs, as well as the ankles in the longer models. Most often, it is comprised of wool, it's designed to be warm enough you can wear it in any weather.

Korean Sweaters

It is warm all winter and can be used on cold summer nights. A korean sweater is among the essential clothing can be worn with pants and with skirts. Made from wool and featuring sleeves that are long, it has a wide range of style options. A turtleneck or a V-neck sweater can be warm, and sometimes sexy. The necklines differ from one model to another , and so do the shapes, cuts, designs, colors, and colors. Long or short and close to the body , or extra-large, you'll be able to find a sweater that fits your style and morphology.

Korean Dresses

With the skill of the designers of today Dresses are now offered in every style they are not the exclusive domain of women who are ultra-feminine. Based on the print and cut as well as appearance, korean dresses can indeed be an attractive piece of an neo-romantic or minimalist wardrobe. A dress that breaks the rules of traditional femininity can be worn as an element that is modern in the modern wardrobe.

Korean Overalls

Traditionally reserved for those working in factories or in fields, overalls are now a regular item of our closets. Denim dungarees are fashionable and casual styles, particularly when paired with a sailor's suit as well as white sneaks. It's also stylish and chic, especially when paired with a formal dress. Flexible and transgenerational, the overalls can be worn throughout the year, no matter the weather.

Korean Jackets

From the tweed blazer all the way to the suit jacket or the jeans garment to the jacket made of leather are available in a variety of styles and colors. The classic pieces are often an example of the latest fashions. The blazer is seen as adopting an masculine look and for instance, the korean denim jacket sporting an oversize style, and the perfect nineties fashion, while the suit jacket has it own stripes of tennis...

Where can I buy korean clothes?

If you're fortunate and you've got korean clothing stores close to you, and you are able to purchase Korean clothing. If you're not fortunate, don't fret! Today, there are sites which specialize in selling korean clothes. Whatever your location you'll be able to purchase Korean clothing.

What is the cost of korean clothing cost ?

It's a fantastic question. To be honest asking the amount Korean clothes cost is similar to asking about what the cost of a car is. The cost of Korean clothing will differ based on many aspects, including the quality of fabrics employed, the authenticity and elegance of the garments as well as whether they are brand new or second-hand. If you decide to purchase your Korean clothes secondhand it is likely to be less expensive, however you'll also be restricted in the variety of clothes you can purchase.

Then there is the quality of clothing. Like all kinds of clothes, Korean clothing can be offered in various levels of quality that range from basic to extremely robust. As you would imagine, the lower the cost, the greater chance that the quality is low. When you shop online, bear this in your head. For a rough idea of what to expect, the least expensive Korean clothing is an item of socks for less than $10. The most expensive would be an outfit that costs around $200.

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Korean teachers grade MY Korean

Koreabridge - Fri, 2021-09-17 15:34

I've been watching the CHOI Sisters' YouTube channel for a while and finally got to collaborate with them during my most recent Korea trip.

Since both of them teach Korean language and culture on their channel, I thought it would be a good idea to have them give ME a Korean test - covering everything from the language to the culture and recent trends. How would you do on this test?

(Obviously this whole thing was a skit, but the questions they asked weren't known to me before we filmed. It's up to you to guess which answers of mine were real, and which were fake. This was my first time, so let me know if you'd like to see more long-form skits like these.)

We also filmed a fun collaboration together on their channel here:

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Looking for a Spanish tutor in Centum

Koreabridge - Thu, 2021-09-16 13:12
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F6 Visa ESL Teacher Looking for 2-3 Days a Week Part-Time Job

Koreabridge - Thu, 2021-09-16 07:13
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Contact person by emailHello, I am an enthusiastic and highly skilled teacher with a F6 Visa and more than 14 years of experience teaching ESL to kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school and university students. I am currently looking for a 2-3 days a week afterschool program or academy teaching position. Let me know if you are interested and send me your email address, I will send you a resume and a photo. I will look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards.
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Furniture for sale

Koreabridge - Thu, 2021-09-16 06:00
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Currently selling the following items in excellent condition:

Sofa (IKEA KNOPPARP): 60,000

32 inch Television (Samsung UN32F4200AF): 50,000 (No remote control)

Television Stand (IKEA LACK) 12,000

Foldable Chairs + Cushions (IKEA TERJE): 12,000 each / 20,000 for both

Night Stand (IKEA KNARREVIK): 8,000

Foldable Bed Frame: 30,000 

Toaster Oven: 5,000

Adjustable Dish Drying Rack: 5,000

The bed frame and sofa will likely need a car to transport but the sofa is very light weight. I cannot help you transport the items but I will help you bring them downstairs if needed!


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Ilbungsa Temple – 일붕사 (Uiryeong, Gyeongsangnam-do)

Koreabridge - Wed, 2021-09-15 23:35
Inside the Cave Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall at Ilbungsa Temple in Uiryeong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Temple History

Ilbungsa Temple is located in the rural and remote Uiryeong, Gyeongsangnam-do. And just to the south-west, you’ll find Mt. Seonamsan (528 m). For a Korean Buddhist temple, Ilbungsa Temple is uniquely situated next to the Yugok-cheon River in front of a sheer rock cliff wall.

In 727 A.D., the monk Hyecho returned to the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.) from a Buddhist pilgrimage to both China and India. During his travels, Hyecho had a dream in which Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) appeared. Jijang-bosal appeared in the Buddhist monk’s dream, while smiling peacefully on a cliff surrounded by rocks of fantastic shapes and sizes. In this dream, Hyecho was told to build a temple on this type of topographical site. If he did this, the temple would remain as a treasure to the country where people could console the spirits of the dead. Upon his return to the Korean peninsula, Hyechol told King Seongdeok of Silla (r. 702-737 A.D.) about his dream. Afterwards, Hyecho looked for a similar place that had appeared in his dream. After finding such a place, he built a temple that he named Seongdeoksa Temple after the great Silla king.

In the intervening years, Seongdeoksa Temple was destroyed by fire numerous times. And for the longest time, no one dared rebuild the temple because the site was so sacred. It wasn’t until 1987 that the monk Haeun decided to rebuild Seongdeoksa Temple. He decided to rebuild the temple because of its location on the mountain. Also, it was said to have really good fire energy. To help avoid any future damage, Haeun decided to construct the main hall, the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall, inside an artificially constructed cave. With this change to the main hall, the temple was renamed Ilbungsa Temple.

Temple Layout

When first approaching Ilbungsa Temple, you’ll first notice just how sheer the rock face is where the temple is located. The trail leading into Ilbungsa Temple is lined with stone statues of figures like the Bodhidharma and Podae-hwasang (The Hempen Bag). These statues are backed by a row of stone pagodas.

The first actual temple structure that you’ll encounter at Ilbungsa Temple is the Cheonwangmun Gate/Jong-ru. The first floor, of the two-story structure, is dedicated to the Cheonwangmun Gate. Housed inside this entry gate are rather diminutive statues dedicated to the Four Heavenly Kings. The exterior and interior walls to this first story structure are adorned with a beautiful collection of Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals). The second story of the structure, the Jong-ru (Bell Pavilion), is home to a large bronze Brahma Bell.

Passing through the Cheonwangmun Gate, you’ll have now entered into the lower courtyard at Ilbungsa Temple. To your immediate left is the visitors centre and the monks’ dorms. And straight ahead of you is an apartment-looking white building that houses the retiree population at the temple.

A little further along, and still looking to the left, you’ll encounter all of the important shrine halls in the lower courtyard. Before climbing the stairs, you’ll notice a shrine hall to your right. And out in front of this shrine hall is a simplistic nine-story stone pagoda. As for the shrine hall, it’s dedicated to the modern founding monk of Ilbungsa Temple. Stepping inside this hall, you’ll find a painting of Haeun in an ornate, golden frame.

Up a set of stairs that extend over a Koi pond, you’ll now be standing in the upper courtyard. In the upper courtyard, and to the far left, you’ll find another residence for the monks at Ilbungsa Temple. Perched precariously on the face of the mountain is the Dokseong-gak Hall. This smaller sized hall houses a larger sized statue of Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). To the right of this shaman shrine hall is a small waterfall.

To the right of this waterfall is the temple’s Geukrak-jeon Hall. The front doors are adorned with beautiful latticework. Stepping inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall, you’ll instantly find that the hall is filled with hundreds of tiny statues of Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisttva of the Afterlife). Resting on the main altar is a triad centred by Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). And this central image is joined on either side by Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) and Daesaeji-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom and Power for Amita-bul). All three of these statues are rather atypical in colour and design.

One of the main highlights to Ilbungsa Temple is the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall. The Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall is located in a large cave, which is eight metres tall and 1,260 m2 in size. This was done by the monk Haeun, upon the temple’s most recent rebuild, to prevent fires from ravaging the temple grounds like they have done so often in Ilbungsa Temple’s past. And given the main hall’s size, the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall is the largest of its cave-like kind in all of Asia. In fact, its size has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The front facade to the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall looks like any other main hall you might encounter in Korea. It’s only when you step inside the main hall that you see just how different it actually is. The spacious corridor that leads into the inner chamber is decorated with stunning murals of the Sibiji-shin (The Twelve Spirit Generals), as well as an amazing dragon mural adorning the ceiling of the cave’s linking corridor. Stepping inside the large inner chamber of the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall, you’ll notice three equally large stone reliefs on the main altar. In the middle of the main altar, you’ll find Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy). This relief is joined to the left by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha) and to the right by Nosana-bul (The Reward Body Buddha). Filling out the inner chamber of the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall are various paintings and statues dedicated to various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

The next temple structure to the right of the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall is an open pavilion that houses a stone statue of Yaksayeorae-bul (The Medicine Buddha). The whiskered Buddha cradles a medicine jar in his left hand. And underneath this outdoor Yaksa-jeon Hall, on the first floor of the two-story structure, is the Yongwang-dang Hall, which is also an outdoor shrine. The mountain water flows to the left inside this open structure, while a stone statue of Yongwang (The Dragon King) is placed to the right.

To the left of this two-story structure dedicated to Yaksayeorae-bul and Yongwang is a bronze statue dedicated to the monk Haeun. And in front of this statue are three stone monkeys that embody the “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil” philosophy. Between this statue and the Yaksa-jeon Hall are a flight of stairs that lead up to the Sanshin-gak Hall at Ilbungsa Temple. Stepping inside this newly built shaman shrine hall, you’ll find a mural dedicated to both a male and female Sanshin (Mountain Spirit).

The other amazing highlight to Ilbungsa Temple, in a long list of highlights, is the golden Geukrak-jeon Hall that’s situated some five hundred metres to the rear of the main temple courtyard. Recently, this has been converted to be included in the newly constructed and expanded Seodamam Hermitage. It’s a bit of a hike, as the road is almost exclusively a hill; but if you’re willing, there are signs that will guide your way. The first sign that you’re nearing the Geukrak-jeon Hall are the headstones for the recently departed. The golden Geukrak-jeon Hall sits in the middle of a Koi pond, elevated above the murky water. The exterior walls to this shrine hall are adorned with Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals) that are expertly rendered. As for the interior, and stepping inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall, you’ll find a triad of statues centred by Amita-bul. This triad on the main altar is surrounded by an ornately decorated red datjib (canopy).

And in the back left and right corners, and across two separate stone bridges, are three additional shaman shrine halls. The shaman shrine hall to the left rear is that of the Sanshin-gak Hall. The Sanshin-gak Hall houses a rather plain statue dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). And the shaman shrine halls to the right rear is that of the Dokseong-gak Hall. Housed inside this shaman shrine hall is a wooden relief, with a rather strange face, of Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). And the other shaman shrine hall in this area is the Yongwang-dang Hall, which is dedicated to the Dragon King.

How To Get There

From the Uiryeong Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to take a taxi to get to Ilbungsa Temple. The ride should take about forty minutes, and it’ll cost you anywhere between fifteen to twenty thousand won.

Overall Rating: 8.5/10

Ilbungsa Temple is little known in the expat community, which is a shame. There are numerous highlights at Ilbungsa Temple like the cave Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall, the floating Geukrak-jeon Hall at Seodamam Hermitage, and the male and female Sanshin painting in the upper courtyard at Ilbungsa Temple. There are other beautiful features, but just too many to name; instead, they need to be experienced and explored. And experience and explore them, you definitely should!

The two-in-one Cheongwangmun Gate and Jong-ru Pavilion at the entry of Ilbungsa Temple. One of the Four Heavenly Kings inside the Cheonwangmun Gate. One of the monks’ dorms and the diminutive Dokseong-gak Hall to the right. The Geukrak-jeon Hall. A look inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall. A look across the upper courtyard at Ilbungsa Temple with the Geukrak-jeon Hall (left), Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall (centre), and statue of Haeun (right). The entry to the inner chamber of the cave Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall. A tiger mural, which is one of the twelve Sibiji-shin (The Twelve Spirit Generals) that lines the corridor leading into the inner chamber of the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall. The main altar reliefs inside the Daejeokgwang-jeon Hall. The statue of Yaksayeorae-bul at Ilbungsa Temple. The Sanshin-gak Hall at Ilbungsa Temple. The male and female Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) mural inside the Sanshin-gak Hall. The golden Geukrak-jeon Hall at Seodamam Hermitage. A look inside Seodamam Hermitage’s Geukrak-jeon Hall at the main altar. Another angle of the Geukrak-jeon Hall above the murky Koi pond. The Dokseong-gak Hall to the rear of the golden Geukrak-jeon Hall at Seodamam Hermitage. —

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Three Hanja for ordering food 小 中 大 (한자) | Korean FAQ

Koreabridge - Tue, 2021-09-14 16:32

Some Hanja are useful to know no matter your Korean level, and three of those are 소, 중, and 대.

Although you don't need to know how to write these characters, you should be able to read them and recognize them. They'll appear on some Korean menus at restaurants.

Note that there is a small mistake in the beginning of this video where I use 소녀 and 소년 - these two words actually use a different 한자 for "소" than is shown in this video.

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Anjeoksa Temple – 안적사 (Gijang-gun, Busan)

Koreabridge - Tue, 2021-09-14 03:28
A Look Back Through the Cheonwangmun Gate Towards the Iljumun Gate at Anjeoksa Temple in Gijang-gun, Busan. Temple History

Anjeoksa Temple was founded by Wonhyo-daesa (617-686 A.D.) in the first year of King Munmu of Silla’s reign in 661 A.D. to the west of Mt. Gamdimsan (308.4 m) in Gijang-gun, Busan. There is no early documented history about Anjeoksa Temple besides who founded it. With that being said, there is writing indicating that the temple was once named Unbongsa Temple. Also, there is architectural evidence at Anjeoksa Temple of a stone pagoda, roof tiles, earthenware, and more on the grounds, which points to the fact that Anjeoksa Temple existed at the end of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.) and/or the start of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). However, this temple, Unbongsa Temple, was destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-1598) and left in disrepair for years. Later, the temple was moved to its present location and renamed Anjeoksa Temple.

Temple Legends

There are a couple temple legends directly associated with Anjeoksa Temple. The first relates to Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa (625-702 A.D.). One day, the two were hiking around the foothills of famous mountains in and around Busan for their Buddhist studies. When they passed by the foothills of Mt. Jangsan (634 m), they suddenly had a flock of nightingales fly onto their shoulders and arms. The birds seemed like they were hugging the two monks. With this realization, the monks figured that this spot at the base of Mt. Jangsan was sacred. As a result, they built a temple on this site. Afterwards, the group of nightingales blocked the monks’ pathway. This mountain is called “Aengrimsan,” which means “Forest of Nightingales” in English. Also, Wonhyo studied at Anjeoksa Temple after the temple was completed. It’s also believed that Wonhyo-daesa gained spiritual enlightenment and attained Nirvana at Anjeoksa Temple. That’s why the temple is named Anjeoksa Temple. “An – 安” means “Peaceful” in English, while “Jeok – 寂” means “Attainment of Nirvana.” So Anjeoksa Temple means “Peaceful Attainment of Nirvana Temple” in English.

There is a second legend also attached to the founding of Anjeoksa Temple. In this legend, Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa started to study, and they promised each other to meet up again once they had attained enlightenment. Afterwards, they went into caves. One day, Uisang-daesa saw Bicheon (Flying Heavenly Deities) during his studies. He wanted to show off to Wonhyo-daesa, his friend, so he received a promise from the Bicheon to appear when he next met Wonhyo-daesa. However, the Bicheon didn’t show up that day when Uisang and Wonhyo next met. Uisang was angry at the Bicheon, so he scolded her. Wonhyo knew about Uisang’s vanity/ego, so Wonhyo set up a meeting with the Bicheon. Afterwards, Uisang realized that Wonhyo had greater power than him, so Uisang started to look up to Wonhyo.

Temple Layout

Isolated away from both the city centres of Busan, as well as the ocean, Anjeoksa Temple is one of the more remote temples that you’ll find in Busan. You first approach Anjeoksa Temple up a steep set of stairs. After finally mounting these stairs, you’ll be greeted at the temple by a stout Iljumun Gate.

Lining the pathway up to the next entry gate, the Cheonwangmun Gate, are a row of fir trees. There are a pair of seokdeung (stone lanterns) and a pair of stone lion guardians out in front of the Cheonwangmun Gate. And surrounding the exterior walls to the Cheonwangmun Gate are the Sibiji-shin (The Twelve Spirit Generals). Stepping into the Cheonwangmun Gate, you’ll find four modern Sacheonwang (The Four Heavenly Kings) statues.

Upon entering the main temple courtyard, you’ll be greeted by a three-story stone pagoda. To the left of this central pagoda is a compact Jong-ru (Bell Pavilion). This Jong-ru houses a stout Brahma Bell. Next to the Jong-ru are a row of budo (stupas) underneath an ancient tree and surrounded by a bamboo forest.

Straight ahead of you is the rather large Daeung-jeon Hall at Anjeoksa Temple. The exterior walls to this main hall are mainly adorned with Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals). However, there are a couple other paintings adorning the exterior walls of the Daeung-jeon Hall like those dedicated to the myths about Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa and Anjeoksa Temple. As for the interior, and resting on the main altar, is a triad centred by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). This central image is then joined on either side by Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power) and Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom). To the right of this main altar triad is a blacked haired statue dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). This statue is then backed by an equally beautiful wooden relief of the Bodhisattva of the Afterlife. And on the far left wall, you’ll find a large wooden relief of the Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural) with a striking image of Dongjin-bosal (The Bodhisattva that Protects the Buddha’s Teachings) in the centre. The only other artwork of note inside the Daeung-jeon Hall are the murals painted above both sides of the entries of Munsu-bosal and Bohyeon-bosal.

The only other shrine hall that visitors can explore at Anjeoksa Temple is the Samseong-gak Hall. The exterior walls to this hall are adorned with Taoist images and a couple more murals dedicated to Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa and the founding of Anjeoksa Temple. As for the interior, you’ll find a newer image dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars) hanging in the centre of the three shaman murals. On the left is a simplistic image of Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). And on the right side of these three main altar murals, you’ll find a large image dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit), which is reminiscent of the one found at Beomeosa Temple in Geumjeong-gu, Busan. The reason for this similarity might be because the head monk at Anjeoksa Temple was first trained at Beomeosa Temple; either that, or it could simply be a coincidence. And the final artwork that occupies the Samseong-gak Hall on the right side are a row of paintings dedicated to famous monks that once called Anjeoksa Temple home. Not surprising, you’ll find paintings dedicated to both Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa.

A couple of interesting points about Anjeoksa Temple. You’ll find a sheer rock wall on the right side of the temple grounds. Here, you’ll find a collection of figurines left behind by devotees. You’ll wonder how people were able to place these trinkets upon the thinnest of rock ledges.

How To Get There

To get to Anjeoksa Temple, you’ll need to use the Busan subway system and get off at “Witbansong Station – 윗반송역” on the fourth line. This station is also known as “Dong-Pusan College Station – 동부산대학역.” Go out exit #3 and walk for about two minutes. There, you’ll find a bus stop. This bus stop is “Witbansong-yeok – 윗반송역.” Take the local town bus called “Gijang-gun 11 – 기장군 11” After ten stops, or eight minutes, get off at the “SWAT Team entrance – 경찰 특공대 입구” bus stop. From here, you’ll need to walk uphill for about 2.2 km, or thirty minutes, to get to Anjeoksa Temple.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Both entry gates at Anjeoksa Temple are masterfully built, and they’re wonderful examples of Korean Buddhist architecture. Other highlights to look for is the wooden relief of the Shinjung Taenghwa inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, as well as the beautiful paintings housed inside the Samseong-gak Hall. In addition to all this artistry, Anjeoksa Temple is beautifully located in the Busan landscape.

A look through the Iljumun Gate at the entry of Anjeoksa Temple. The beautiful Cheonwangmun Gate. Gwangmok Cheonwang, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, inside the Cheonwangmun Gate. The three-story stone pagoda in the main temple courtyard with the Daeung-jeon Hall in the background. The main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. The amazing wooden relief of the Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural) inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. The Jong-ru Pavilion to the left of the Daeung-jeon Hall. The Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) mural inside the Samseong-gak Hall. The murals of famous monks that once called Anjeoksa Temple home including Wonhyo-daesa and Uisang-daesa. The stone wall to the right rear of the temple grounds with these figurines left behind by devotees. —

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