Haeinsa

 

Haeinsa (Temple of the Ocean Mudra) is located in the Gaya Mountains… This is one of the most remote parts of Korea and it survived Korea’s wars largely unscathed.

It is the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Haeinsa is most famous as the home of the Tripitaka Koreana — the whole of the Buddhist Scriptures carved onto 81,350 wooden printing block — which it has housed since 1398.

The temple also holds several official treasures including a realistic wooden carving of a monk and interesting Buddhist paintings, stone pagodas, and lanterns.

The mountains surrounding Haeinsa, including Mount Gaya, provide various hiking and climbing opportunities.

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Highlights:

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Cultural
Visual Arts

Janggyeong Panjeon

The storage halls of the temple, known as the Janggyeong Panjeon complex, are the depository for the Tripitaka Koreana woodblocks at Haeinsa. They are some of the largest wooden storage facilities in the world. Janggyeong Panjeon complex is the oldest part of the temple and houses the 81,258 wooden printing blocks from the Tripitaka Koreana. Several ingenious preservation techniques are utilized to preserve the wooden printing blocks.
Temples

Haeinsa Temple

One of the Korea's Three Jewel Temples and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings, which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as exceptional works of art. The Janggyeong Panjeon depositories comprise two long and two smaller buildings, which are arranged in a rectangle around a courtyard. As the most important buildings in the Haeinsa Temple complex, they are located at a higher level than the hall housing the main Buddha of the complex.
Natural
Lowland Mountains

Gayasan Mountain National Park

Haeinsa is surrounded Gayasan Mountain National Park. Mt. Gaya is named after the Indian town of Gaya, where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. "Gaya" is Sanskrit for "cow", and indeed, the locals say that the peaks resemble a cow's head. There are various hikes within the area.
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Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Climbing

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