Korean Buddhist temples and hermitages vary in size and shape. As a result, a temple can have any number of shrine halls and gates. Typically, a Korean Buddhist temple has at least one entry gate, but it can have as many as three or four. As for temple shrine halls, a temple will always have a main hall; but depending on which Buddha or Bodhisattva is housed inside it, it can be any number of possible main halls like a Daeung-jeon Hall or a Wontong-jeon Hall. Typically the larger a Korean Buddhist temple, the more shrine halls you’ll find. So a temple can have one or two temple shrine halls, which includes a shaman shrine hall (a unique feature to Korean Buddhism), or it can have almost a dozen. Below is a list of potential gates and shrine halls you might encounter at a Korean Buddhist temple. Click on the name of the shrine hall and/or gate below to follow the link.