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    Seokbulsa Temple – 석불사 (Buk-gu, Busan)

    Temple History Seokbulsa Temple in Buk-gu, Busan means, “Stone Buddha Temple” in English. First constructed around 1930 by the monk Jo Ilhyeon, the temple was originally called Byeongpungam Hermitage, or “Folding Screen Hermitage” in English. The original name of the temple comes from its location. Situated between Mt. Geumjeongsan and Mt. Baekyangsan, the folds of the rocks that make up the grounds of the temple look like a tall Korean folding screen. However, with the creation of the twenty rock carvings that make the temple so beautiful and famous, the name of the temple changed to Seokbulsa Temple. These rock carvings are believed to date back to the 1960s. Temple…

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    Video: Seokbulsa Temple – 석불사 (Buk-gu, Busan)

    Hello Again Everyone!! Seokbulsa Temple, which means “Stone Buddha Temple,” in English, was first established around 1930. Originally, the temple was known as Byeongpungam Hermitage, which means “Folding Screen Hermitage,” in English, for the rock formations on Mt. Geumjeongsan that almost appear to be folded in on themselves. The temple is filled with beautiful rock carvings of Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion), Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy) and the Sacheonwang (The Four Heavenly Kings). So take at look at the remote Seokbulsa Temple that’s situated in and among the clouds of Busan.