Bulguksa is famous for it’s beautiful architectures, Buddhist towers and bridges.
It looks amazing that these architectures had been made 1500 years ago.
Each architectures are well balanced and elegant.
In this reason, Bulguksa is always full with people who are trying to see.
But if you just stop for looking at those bridges, pagodas and buildings, it must be too expensive for your money and time.
As I told before, the core of Korean traditional building is not the building itself but the place where the building is located.
There is big differences between Korean traditional architecture and Chines traditional one.
The main difference is resulted from Mountain.
Korea is a country of mountain.
Every places are surrounded by Mountains in Korea.
I had posted several times on Mountain God building in Korean Buddhist temple.
The geographic circumstances influence human life.
Every Korean villages and cities have their main mountain.
Main mountain of Seoul is Bukak Mountain which is located just behind of the Bluehouse, the president Palace.
In this reason, Korean traditional Architectures must’ve been harmonized with mountains surrounding.
The Architectures must be a part of Nature.
So You need to look at the traditional village and city from far away.
The most important part of Korean traditional architecture is definitely the ROOF.
Korean loofs are not distinguished from surroundings.
Loofs also must be the part of nature.
The Architecture in Korean must make harmony with Nature surrounding it.
The reason that the roofs are not so luxurious like China is their intention to keep the harmony with Nature.
So if you enjoy Korean Architecture, you must focus on the scenes made by Both architecture and Nature.
Here, the roofs play most important role in making scenes.
The way to enjoy the scene is standing near the eaves of the roofs.
When you stand under the eaves of Korean traditional architecture, the eaves looks like the frame of the works by artists.
Then let’s go to look around the scenes that the roofs and Nature present us.
There might be some photos I already had posted, but different perception will give us different feeling.
Every photo has it’s meaning and beauty with the roofs.