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.