Next place I’d like to visit after Beopjoo-sa temple was Muryang-sa temple located in Buyeo which had been the capital of Baekjae dynasty more than 1400 years ago.
The main reason I’d like to stop by was for looking around the main hall of this temple.
As I posted in previous, the hall for Maitreya of Muryang-sa temple was considered one of the 3 great buddhist halls in Korea.
Muryang-sa temple was located far from the down town of Buyeo city. It took about 1 hour to get there from Buyeo city.
As soon as parking my car, I walked to the temple.
Not like other temples, the road to the temple was not so long.
From the parking lot, I could see the entrance gate of the one pillar.
In my thought, this one pillar gate must the one of the best entrance gate among the gates I have ever seen.
Its pillars were thick and old.
The plants were growing over the roof of the gate.
There was hung another name at the opposite side of the gate.
The name of the gate was Gwangmyeong-moon which meant “The Great Light Gate”.
People can see the name of 'Gwangmyeong-moon' when they go out from the temple.
Maybe it was a first time for me to see those case at this gate
There was a small stream along the road to the temple passing by the entrance gate.
It was so wonderful.
I entered into the temple with peaceful mind seeing this old one pillar gate.