The reason I headed for Soodeok-sa temple was whether I could find out the traces of BaekJae in Daewung-Jeon of Soodeok-sa temple.
As I had posted before, Daewung-Jeon in Soodeok-sa temple had been built in Goryeo dynasty.
I thought I could’ve find some traces from Daewung-Jeon which had been built in Goryeo dynasty.
As soon as arriving Daewung-Jeon, I was looking around the building.
As walking around, I found the interesting facilities around Daewong-Jeon.
There was a ditch around the building. As you know well, the wooden buildings are very vulnerable to the water. The one of the reason why Daewung-Jeon could have survived for more than 800 years.
The ditches were well made.
At first I looked as the side wall of Daewung-Jeon. The appearance of the sidewall was something similar to the Japanese ancient architecture style. I can not explain you exactly, but I just felt the similarity between the sidewall of Daewung-Jeon and the Japanese ancient architecture style.
What I interested in Daewung-Jeon was the corner stones. The corner stones were very well cared for by mason. Especially the upper surface of the corner stone looked well touched. Actually the surface of corner stones were not touched to put the pillars on that in Choson dynasty. They carved the bottom of the pillar according to the surface of the corner stone. That kind of method was more stronger than that of Goryeo dynasty.
So I could estimated that the skill of putting the pillars on the corner stone in BaekJae Kingdom was not so different from that of Goryeo Kingdom.
And I could see the cornerstones of BaekJae dynasty in Booyeo National BaekJae Museum.
I posted about the cornerstones of BaekJae Kingdom in previous post.
After looking around the cornerstones, I went to the back yard of Daewung-Jeon, the scenery was really amazing.
In Korean traditional house, the garden was located in the back yard. Also, there was a garden in the back yard of Daewung-Jeon. There was a hill behind Daewung-Jeon and the hill seemed as well taken cared for by skillful gardener.
I did’t notice the backyard garden in Buddhist Temple until now. Here in Soodeok-sa temple, the backyard hill was so beautiful, so I had stayed for a long time to enjoy that beauty.
I'd like to recommend you not to miss the joy looking a beautiful hidden garden in Buddhist temple of Korea.