The most prominent subject in Beopjoo-sa temple must be the Palsang-jeon of the 5th story wooden pagoda.
Beopjoo-sa temple was built in the era of Shilla dynasty after the unification of 3 Kingdom in Korea.
At that time 3 kingdom were widely spread in Korean peninsular and Manchuria.
In this reason, the architecture style of Beopjoosa was basically inherited from Shilla.
So I hope to see the Shilla Buddhist temple style.
What I saw first was Palsang-jeon pagoda stood in the center of the ground of the temple. The name palsang came from the 8 drawings which showed the whole life of Buddha. Here palsang means 8 drawings.
The whole appearance of the Palsang-jeon pagoda looked similar to the Dabotap pagoda in Bulgook-sa temple which had been built in Kyeongjoo, the capital of Shilla dynasty.
Even though the Palsang-jeon was wooden pagoda and much bigger than the Dabotap, the image from it remind me of the Dabotap pagoda.
Especially the foundation and the steps were very similar to each other with the Dabotap
Actually both temples seemed to be originated from the same Buddhist theoretical root, the Lotus Sutra.
In my opinion, those pagodas were the symbols of the Lotus Sutra.
The whole appearance of the Palsang-jeon pagoda was wonderful.
There were hundreds of Buddha statues in the pagoda.
The structure inside was very complicated to sustain the weight of the 5th story building.
It must be not easy to sustain this large building with the wooden structure.
The ornament at the end of the roof and on the wall was so impressive, it looked like the dreadful god's face to prevent the fire devil.
Below are the photos of the temple showing its beauty.