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Yeongsanjeon Hall of Seongnamsa Temple, Anseong

안성 석남사 영산전 ( 安城 石南寺 靈山殿 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Yeongsanjeon Hall of Seongnamsa Temple, Anseong
Quantity 1 building
Designated Date 1985.01.08
Age King Munmu of Unified Silla
Address Seongnamsa Temple 193-218, Baeti-ro, Geumgwang-myeon, Anseong, Gyeonggi-do

First built by Buddhist Monk Seokseon in the 20th year of the reign of King Munmu (680) of Silla, Seongnamsa Temple was expanded by State Preceptor Hyegeo during the early Goryeo Dynasty. The present temple was rebuilt by Hwadeok following its destruction by fire during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. Yeongsanjeon Hall is a place in which a statue of Sakyamuni Buddha and eight paintings of scenes from Sakyamuni's life are enshrined. It is not clear when the hall was first built, but the building had been repaired several times since its construction. The present one was built during the Joseon Dynasty. The hall, with 3-kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) front space and 2-kan side space, has a hip and gable roof called paljakjibung. Multi-cluster brackets are placed not only on the column tops, but also on the outer tie beams between the columns. This building style is known as dapo style. The end of the bracket is short and bent slightly downward, a common feature in early Joseon architecture. With sturdy and well balanced structure, Yeongsanjeon Hall well retains the architectural style of the early and middle Joseon Dynasty.