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Daeungjeon Hall of Donghwasa Temple, Daegu

대구 동화사 대웅전 ( 大邱 桐華寺 大雄殿 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Daeungjeon Hall of Donghwasa Temple, Daegu
Quantity 1
Designated Date 2008.04.28
Age King Yeongjo of Joseon Period
Address Donghwasa Temple 41, Palgongsan-ro 201-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu

Since its founding during the Silla Period, Donghwasa Temple has undergone overall reconstruction eight times and its Daeungjeon Hall has also been rebuilt several times. The present structure is assumed to have been built between 1727 and 1732, during the reign of King Yeongjo (r. 1724-1776) of the Joseon Dynasty. Daeungjeon, measuring three kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) at the front and three kan at the side, has a hipped-and-gabled roof over multi-bracket sets. The lattice doors are elaborately decorated with raised floral carvings in diverse colors. The columns made of undressed timber contribute to the natural beauty of the structure.