Chiljangsa Temple



 On top of a precipitous cliff on Mt. Ch'ilhyonsan, Chiljangsa Temple was
built by Chajangyulsa, a respected Buddhist monk, during the Shilla Dynasty. It was restored by Hyesokuksa, another revered monk, in the 15th year of King Hyonjong (1014) of the Koryo Dynasty. Surrounded by a thick forest, Taeungjon (main hall), Myongbujon (judgement hall), Wont'ongjon and Ch'onwang ("Four Heavenly Kings") provide exquisite sculptures with tantalizing colors. They are well worth seeing.