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Yaksajeon Hall of Songgwangsa Temple, Suncheon
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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Yaksajeon Hall of Songgwangsa Temple, Suncheon
Quantity 1 building
Designated Date 1963.01.21
Age Middle Joseon Period
Address Songgwangsa Temple 100, Songgwangsaan-gil, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do

Songgwangsa Temple, one of three major temples in Korea, is historical in that it has produced 16 State Preceptors including Bojo. The name of Songgwangsa Temple originated from Songgwangsan, the old name of Jogyesan Mountain. The Yaksajeon Hall is a sanctum that enshrines Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, the Medicine Buddha. This simple hall of 1-kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) front space and 1-kan side space has a hip and gable roof called paljakjibung. This hall is the smallest Buddhist sanctum in Korea and judging from the carving technique, it is estimated to have been built around the 17th century, in mid Joseon,