There was the very tall Buddha statue standing at the left side of the Palsang-jeon pagoda.
It is said that this statue had been made in Shilla dynasty more than 1400 years ago. But it was confiscated by Choson Dynasty to rebuild Gyeongbokkung palace which was fired ad destroyed during the Japanese invasion during 1592 -1597. That Buddha statue was used to make coin to buy the materials for rebuilding the palace.
I took several shoots from different directions.
It was ridiculous they destroyed more than 1000 years relics to prepare for money.
They destroyed the elder history to construct the new history.
This is the Maitreya Buddha, the future messiah in Buddhism.
So recently the Bronze statue was plated with gold, and it is said that 80kg gold was needed to plate.