Treasure

Portrait Scroll of Yakpo

Portrait Scroll of Yakpo
  • Location : 466, Gopyeong-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • This portrait scroll of 79-year-old Jeong-Tak is the most typical portrait of a “vassal of merit” from mid Joseon Dynasty which preserves the solemnity of an official portrait and describes the personality vividly.

Posthumous Works and Documents

Posthumous Works and Documents
  • Location : 466, Gopyeong-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • This is the rough copy of an essay and tenet, record-book of Jeong-Tak (1526~1605) who rose to the post of Hojong vassal of merit for making a lot of contribution during the Japanese invasion.

Five Story Stone Pagoda at Gaesim Temple

  • Location : 200-3, Nambon-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • It is 4.3m high, and the stylobate of the upper and lower story is engraved with the images of eight Dharma protectors and images of 12 zodiac animals. Images describing the general of Buddhistic superhuman ability and Two Gate Guardians are engraved in the first story of pagoda facing the south. The stone of the upper stylobate and lower part of flat stone laid on another stone are engraved with letters depicting the year when the pagoda was built and the person who built it.
Five Story Stone Pagoda at Gaesim Temple

Dongbondong Three Story Stone Pagoda

  • Location : 474-3, Dongbon-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • This three story stone pagoda stands 3.12m high, and was built during the Unified Silla Dynasty. Two corner pillars are sculptured in the stylobate and first roof stone of the pagoda. The body of the pagoda is structured doubly with extension rafter, and the image of Four Guardians is engraved in the stone of first story part of the pagoda. The stupa finial has a base and an upturned bowl.
Dongbondong Three Story Stone Pagoda

Seated Buddha of Dongbondong

  • Location : 474-3, Dongbon-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • This image of Buddha stands 3.46 meters high , with 120cm wide shoulder, 30cm wide feet, 180cm wide pedestal, and 73cm wide each side of pedestal. The lotus flower gate decorated on pedestal is 47cm wide. This Buddha is believed to have been created during the Unified Silla Dynasty after the 8th Century.
Dongbondong Three Story Stone Pagoda

Steel Seated Buddha of Hancheonsa Temple

  • Location : 184, Jeunggeo-ri, Gamcheon-myeon
  • Only the main body of this Buddha has been preserved in Daejeokgwangjeon of Hancheonsa temple, having lost its nimbus and prop. It is made of steel and is seated and stands 1.5m tall, and was originally covered with Korean paper and white clothes. It was restored to its present state in 1979, and then, was restored as a Vairocana in 2002. It is thought to have been created between the late 9th Century and early 10th Century following the production of gilt bronze statue of Buddha in Bulguksa Temple in 887.
Steel Seated Buddha of Hancheonsa Temple

Yongmunsa Temple Main Buddha Hall

Yongmunsa Temple Main Buddha Hall
  • Location : 391 Naegi-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is a garbled tiled-roof house that has three compartments in front and two compartments on the side. The initial structure is said to have been built in 1177, but is believed to have been rebuilt in the 17th Century.

Yongmunsa Temple Yunjangdae

  • Location : 391 Naegi-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is the hall for the Sutras that only Yongmunsa Temple possesses among domestic Buddhist temples across the country.
Yongmunsa Temple Yunjangdae

Seated Wooden Buddhist Image and Wooden Structure in Yecheon Yongmunsa Temple Daejangjeon

Yongmunsa Temple YunjangdaeSeated Wooden Buddhist Image and Wooden Structure in Yecheon Yongmunsa Temple Daejangjeon
  • Location : 391 Naegi-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is the Hubultaeng (Buddhist painting behind the Buddha statute), the oldest Buddhist art work in Korea, made from jujube tree during the 10th-year reign of King Sukjong (1684) during the Joseon Dynasty.

Hall of Eight Paintings of Sakyamuni’s Life in Yongmunsa Temple

Hall of Eight Paintings of Sakyamuni’s Life in Yongmunsa Temple
  • Location : 391 Naegi-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is a mural that depicts the life of Buddha from his birth to his ascension to Nirvana in eight scenes, a work that represents a continuity of painting tradition and trend of painting during the early Joseon Dynasty.

Yongmunsa Temple Tenets

Yongmunsa Temple Tenets

It is a precious material that provides an insight into the conservation of Buddhist temples during the reign of King Sejo, reflecting his policy to promote Buddhism. Moreover, this writing by King Sejo is a precious material to study the handwriting of a king during the Joseon Dynasty.

Cheongryongsa Temple Stone Seated Birochana Buddha

  • Location : 520-1, Seon-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This Buddha’s head is decorated with white eyebrows which had been adorned with a Vaud on its forehead, and has three clear Thaos on its neck. In addition, it has conch shaped hair and protrusion on the top of Buddha. The sacerdotal covers both shoulders of Buddha with the right hand grabbing the fingertip area of left index finger. It is believed to date from late Unified Silla Dynasty to early Goryeo Dynasty.
Cheongryongsa Temple Stone Seated Birochana Buddha

Cheongryongsa Temple Stone Seated Buddha

  • Location : 520-1, Seon-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This seated Buddha stands 2.17m inside the temple. The pedestal has a complete form fully composed of the upper, mid, and lower part in an octagonal shape.
Cheongryongsa Temple Stone Seated Buddha

Detached Residence of Yeoncheon Gwon Family Head House

Detached Residence of Yeoncheon Gwon Family Head House
  • Location : 166, Jukrim-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is a detached type structure that was popular among the gentry in the Yeongnam region in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty. It is a half-hipped tile-roofed house with two compartments in front and two compartments on the side. It arranged the under-floor heating room vertically in the left compartment. The wooden floored hall has three compartments on the right side and in front, respectively, totaling six compartments.

Daedong Unbugun Okjaekpan Old Edition

Daedong Unbugun Okjaekpan Old Edition
  • Location : 166, Jukrim-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is Geojilyuseo published by Kwon Mun-hae in 1589 during the reign of King Myeongjong, composed of 20 volumes categorized by 107 rhymes (rime) of Chinese letters. It is a kind of encyclopedia that deals with overall aspects, encompassing history, geography, culture, philosophy, art, folk customs, people, family names, trees, grasses, wildlife and many more of Korea.

Chogan Diary

  • Location : 166, Jukrim-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This diary which was kept by Gwon Mun-hae (1534~1591) is a record that provides and insight into major events that happened from 1580 to 1591, including the outline of national politics.
Chogan Diary

Yongmunsa Temple Cheonbultaeng

Yongmunsa Temple Cheonbultaeng
  • Location : 391, Naeji-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This Buddhist painting on hemp was created in Ganghui 48th year (1709). One thousand Buddhist images were painted on one piece of paper that is considered the oldest in any existing paintings that described 1,000 Buddhas. This painting was based on the ideology that pursued the worship of many Buddhas during the Joseon Dynasty.