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