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Daeungjeon Hall of Bongjeongsa Temple, Andong

안동 봉정사 대웅전 ( 安東 鳳停寺 大雄殿 )

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Classification National Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Daeungjeon Hall of Bongjeongsa Temple, Andong
Quantity 1 Building
Designated Date 2009.06.30
Age Early Joseon
Address 222, Bong Jeongsal, Seohu-myeon,Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do

According to a sangnyangmun (message concerning a ridge beam raising ceremony) of Geungnakjeon Hall, Bongjeongsa Temple appears to have been built by Great Monk Neungin in the late 7th century while legend has it that the temple was built in 672. Daeungjeon Hall is the main shrine where the statue of Buddha is seated at the center, flanked by the images of Manjusri and Samantabhadra.
Records found at the time of refurbishment in 1962 show that it dates back to the early Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The building measures three kan (unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) on the facade by three kan on the side and has a hipped-and-gabled roof. The plain shape of the building displays the characteristics of the buildings built at the end of the Goryeo Period or early Joseon Dynasty. The red and blue colors painted inside the building have been preserved well, serving as important material for those studying the history of building patterns.