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|Name of Cultural Properties
||Jeokgwangjeon Hall of Bogyeongsa Temple, Pohang
||1 building / 61.56㎡
||(Songna-myeon) 523, Bogyeong-ro, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Jeokgwangjeon Hall of Bogyeongsa Temple in Pohang is a three-kan* by two-kan structure with multiple clusters of decorative brackets supporting a simple gable roof, and enshrines a Vairocana statue.
The stone column bases and the stones used to fill the space between them are characteristic features of Unified Silla architecture, while the stone bases used to support the gateposts reveal that materials from the original Silla structure were used at the time of the hall’s restoration.
The wooden bases (lower front) are decorated with elaborately carved lions.
Details of the decorative brackets arranged along the eaves exhibit characteristics of those of the late seventeenth century, while the exposed-rafter ceiling also lends the building its own unique style.
(*kan: a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns)