Picture of the Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple - Jeju Island - South Korea

Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju Island

Yakcheonsa – Buddhist Temple – Jeju-Do Island – South Korea –Temples of the world – points of interest and travel destinations

The Yakcheonsa Buddhist temple is quite new, since it was built in 1990. It is located at the southern coast of Jeju Island in the South China Sea, 150km (~200m) south of South Korea and 400km (~500m) west of Japan.

It was built on top of a little stream with the same name, whose water is said to have medicinal benefit.

Picture of the Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple - Jeju Island - South Korea
Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju-Do Island – South Korea

Yakcheonsa – one of the biggest temples in Asia

The 4-story Dharma hall has a height of 28 meters (78 feet) and a base area of more than 120000 sqm. It is the second largest temple of Jeju-Do Island.

Vairocana - Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple - Jeju-Do Island - South Korea
Vairocana statue – Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju-Do Island – South Korea

Vairocana statue

The temple contains a statue of Vairocana, one of the Adi-Buddhas. His signs are a solar disk and a special Mudra. The right hands pointer finger is enclosed by the left hand. The height of this statue is about 5 meters, build on a 4m high pedestal.

Dharma Hall in a cave

A second prayer hall nearby was built inside of a cave.

Prayer hall in a cave - Vairocana - Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple - Jeju-Do Island - South Korea
Prayer hall in a cave – Vairocana – Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju-Do Island – South Korea

One thousand Buddha statues

Yakcheonsa is famous for a collection of several thousand Buddha statues.

Thousand Buddha statues - Prayer hall in a cave - Vairocana - Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple - Jeju-Do Island - South Korea

Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju Island was last modified: April 29th, 2016 by Christian Schoen

2 thoughts on “Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju Island”

Leave a Reply