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LG 21" HD Monitor

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:10
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩40,000 negotiable. High Definition 21" monitor, model EV-FLATRON. Great for plugging into your laptop for extended screen space. Can also use as part of a dual monitor setup, which is how I am using it to extend my real estate.

Includes the following outputs:

  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA

Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

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IKEA Remote Control Dimming Light (Wall Attachment)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:08
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩50,000 negotiable. Stylish and perfect for indirect lighting if you have a recessed area in your celing. Used for about 2 years. 

Some screws missing but will still anchor to your wall or ceiling. See photos. Pickup at seller's apartment. Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

Comes with the following:

  • Remote Control with built-in dimmer and magnetic attachment. 
  • Driver to power lighting panels 
  • 2 Lighting Panels 
  • Cabling

Originally paid ₩140,000 for the above parts. This model is no longer available but here is a similar one: https://www.ikea.com/kr/en/p/skydrag-tradfri-lighting-kit-white-s19420322/

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Dual Power Space Heater

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:06
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩20,000 negotiable. Pickup at seller's apartment.

Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

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32" HD TV Sensy

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:04
Classified Ad Type: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩40,000 negotiable. 32" HD TV for sale in good working order. 

Pickup at seller's apartment. Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

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Coffee Maker & Grinder

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:02
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

₩30,000 for both Cookin' Coffee Maker & Grinder. Both are in good working condition. Not planning on selling separately. Pickup at seller's apartment. 

Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

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Hanssem Floor Rug

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 04:00
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩20,000 negotiable.  Pickup at seller home only.

Need something to color up your room? If you like blue, you'll like this.

Only one owner: the seller (me). Well-cared for rug measuring 140cm X 200cm. Water bottle shown for scale. Rug is machine washable.

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LG Humidifier / Air Purifier

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-25 03:57
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Suyeong

Price: ₩30,000 negotiable. PIckup at seller's apartment.

Prepare for the drier months with this humidifier. Also does air purification in one step with its "air washer" feature. Contact using KakaoTalk ID: 'shiraun'

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Experienced, TESOL certificate, American citizen, F-4 Visa, and in South Korea

Koreabridge - Fri, 2023-06-23 14:14
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Willing to relocate in GyeongSangdo or Gangwando

Hi. I been teaching in South Korea for a long time.

I believe I have all the right qualifications. 

F-4 Visa, American nationality, TESOL certificate, and good at teaching kids.

Kids learn the content and generally enjoy my lessons.

I'm responsible because I proven to work hard. The results are excellent.








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Gwangmyeong City

Koreabridge - Fri, 2023-06-23 01:45
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Position Time: MWF. 9:00- 6:00

                   TTH. 9:00- 6:45

Age Group: Kinder to Elementary

Start: July to November.

Payment: 2.6m~ 2.9m

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Koreabridge - Fri, 2023-06-23 01:34
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working hours: 2pm to 9pm

Teaching type: elementary to junior high school students.

starting date: end of August & September.

Monthly pay: 2.3m ~ 2.6m

Two persons each month.

Send me your resume and picture by email.

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My Comments to the South Korean Navy’s International Seapower Symposium: A Big SK Inter-Service Budget Fight Looms

Koreabridge - Thu, 2023-06-22 07:22

Without a headline defense budget hike, ROKA, ROKAF, and ROKN are going to collide over the costs of army manpower replacement, missile defense, and an aircraft carrier in the next decade. (I am second from the left in the picture.)

This was the gist of my comments at the South Korean Navy’s 16th Annual International Seapower Symposium here in Busan this month. Here is my Twitter thread on that event with some nice pictures. I also wrote up these ideas in an essay for 1945.com.

To my mind, a big new issue for the SK navy in the next 10-20 years is the Chinese naval threat to SK SLOCs through the South China Sea. Particularly, SK oil shipments from Persian Gulf through the SCS are vulnerable to a PLAN blockade if China gets upset at something South Korea does, like cooperation on missile defense with the US and Japan. China has already bullied SK on missile defense in the past.

China’s creeping control of the SCS will eventually allow it to ‘quarantine’ shipping there to punish SK, Japan, and Taiwan. The odds of this strike me as pretty high once China has de facto control down there. Any embargo will be done informally, first with fishing fleet and coast guard harassment, escalating if necessary. I am surprised more thinking is not given over to this possibility. It seems really obvious to me.

This is one reason why South Korea is thinking about building an aircraft carrier, which I support. Expecting the US to do all the heavy lifting in the SCS is cheap-riding, so SK. Japan, and others should consider maritime bulking up to help.

For SK, the problem is the expense of the carrier at the same time that its army and air force have new, expensive needs too:

    • ROKA is facing a large manpower shortage in the next twenty years bc of SK’s birthrate is super low. ROKA will likely try to fill that gap with tech like drones and armor, which is pricier than conscript infantry.
    • ROKAF faces NK’s spiraling missile program. It will need lots of missile defense and strike fighters (to hit NK missile launch sites). That too will be expensive too given just how costly THAAD and F-35s are.

These army and air force pressures will probably squeeze out the aircraft carrier – an argument I made for the Korean Institute of Maritime Strategy a few years ago (and which has turned out to be correct).

So I figure that MND will see a pretty sharp inter-service budget fight in the next decade or so unless the overall defense budget goes up. All three service branches are looking for pricey, big-ticket platforms.

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Changnimsa-ji Temple Site – 창림사지 (Gyeongju)

Koreabridge - Wed, 2023-06-21 23:25
Early Morning Light Behind the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain” in Gyeongju. Temple Site History

The Changnimsa-ji Temple Site is located on the northwestern foothills of Mt. Namsan in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do. It’s believed that the temple site dates back to at least the 8th century based upon the age of the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain,” which also just so happens to be Korean Treasure #1867. It’s believed that the temple continued to operate throughout the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), until it finally fell into disrepair during the early part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Purportedly, the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site is also the site of the first Silla palace, which was erected by King Hyeokgeose of Silla (r. 57 B.C. – 4 A.D.), who was the founding monarch of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.). While this was called a palace/castle, it’s nothing of what we imagine when we think of a walled-off castle. Instead, it was probably something far more simplistic and the reason that Banwolseong was built later.

The Changnimsa-ji Temple Site largely remained in ruins until Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945), when the Japanese took a keen interest in Mt. Namsan as a whole. A lot of archaeological work was conducted on Mt. Namsan, which also included the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site; and more specifically, the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain.” In 1976, the scattered pieces of the pagoda were gathered, and the pagoda was rebuilt. The pagoda was made a Korean Treasure in March, 2015.

A child looking down at a seokdeung (stone lantern) base in a rice field at the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site. The specific date of the photo is unknown, but it was taken during Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-45). (Picture courtesy of the National Museum of Korea). The collapsed “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain.” The specific date of the photo is unknown, but it was taken during Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-45). (Picture courtesy of the National Museum of Korea). Temple Site Layout

The Changnimsa-ji Temple Site is one of the most difficult locations to get to on Mt. Namsan. While you can see the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain” from the neighbouring roadside, the temple site is difficult to get to. It’s located up a network of farmer’s fields, dirt roads, and elevated roads that bisect rice fields. You eventually reach the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site from the south through a forested roadway. In fact, and about 10 years ago, the temple site was hidden in a forest.

The first thing to greet you, in a clearing, is the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain.” The pagoda enjoys a beautiful view of the valley below from its elevated position. The three-story pagoda stands nearly seven metres in height, and it’s the tallest pagoda on Mt. Namsan. According to records, the pagoda dates back to 855 A.D. The base of the pagoda is supported by a double-tier, which was crafted from a single block of stone. The base of the pagoda is adorned with the Palbu-shin, or the “Eight Legions” in English, which are guardians that protect the Dharma. Because of the damage that incurred from the pagoda’s collapse, only the four frontal deities still exist. Replacing the four missing deities are four newly constructed plain panels that help support the weight of the three-story structure. As for the three-stories, they are typical of the Silla pagoda design. And the finial that formerly adorned the top of the pagoda is missing. According to records found inside the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain,” the pagoda formerly enshrined relics of the Buddha, Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). These relics were enshrined inside the pagoda during the reign of King Munseong of Silla (r. 839-857 A.D.). This is based upon the Joseon Dynasty calligrapher, Kim Jeong-hui (1786-1856), who acquired the “Mugujeongtap-wongi,” which is the engraved copperplate from inside the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain.”

Besides the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain,” you’ll find the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele” out in front of the pagoda to the west. This stele was formerly housed in the tree-line of the mountain, but its more recently been moved out in front of the pagoda with the rest of the temple site artifacts like the stone base to temple shrine halls. So don’t be like me and trek through the bramble and rose bushes down the bluff to the north to get to the former home of the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele.” Truly, the new location of the stele is much easier to get to, fortunately. The former body to this stele is long gone, as are the heads of the turtles; however, the overall artistry of the stele still remains. The uniquely designed stele has chubby front legs for the turtle base that looks rather cute. In addition, the body stone that once stood is well-known. Reportedly, the calligraphy written on the body stone was made by Kim Saeng. We know this because the Chinese scholar, Zhao Ziang, in his twenty-first volume of the “Augmented Survey of the Geography of Korea,” which specifically focused on Gyeongju, made a note of the calligraphy of the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele.” Zhao Ziang specifically wrote in this text, “…These words on the Changnimsa monument were written by a monk in Silla called Kim Saeng. The strokes are deep and it has regularity – even reputed sculptors of China could not write better. There is that saying, ‘No matter where you are, there will always be a person of talent.'”

How To Get There

From the Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to walk about 750 metres, or 11 minutes, to get to the “Hwangridan-gil” bus stop. You can take either Bus #505 or Bus #507. You’ll need to take one of these buses for 7 minutes, or 8 stops, and get off at the “Poseok-jeong” bus stop. You’ll then need to walk east for about 13 minutes, or 900 metres, through backroads with the pagoda as your guide on the mountainside, to get to the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site.

Overall Rating: 3.5/10

Just getting to the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site can be an adventure in and of itself. And if you attempt to find the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele” in its former location, it can be an even greater adventure. With all that being said, the redevelopment of the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site from its former foresty location is wonderful. The reconstructed “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain” is beautiful with its four of eight guardians around its base, as well as the headless “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele” down the hillside to the west of the three-story pagoda. This temple site is definitely one of the trickier sites to get to, not only in Gyeongju, but in all of Korea. But a little adventure never hurt anyone, so enjoy!

First approaching the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site from the south. A look at the commanding view that the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain” gets to enjoy from the northwest part of Mt. Namsan. A closer look at the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain.” One of the four guardians that still exists around the base of the three-story pagoda. And two more of the eight guardians. These guardians face the west. A look up at the body of the pagoda. Heading in the wrong direction in search of the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele.” Not all adventures go as planned, but that’s part of the fun. Where the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele” used to be. And the now western location of the “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele” with the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda at Changnimsa Temple Site of Namsan Mountain in the background. Foundation stones to a former building at the Changnimsa-ji Temple Site. And a closer look at the headless “Changnimsa Temple Site Turtle-Shaped Stele.”—


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My Short Story Collections For Sale on Amazon

Koreabridge - Wed, 2023-06-21 11:05
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Here are the Amazon links for purchase of my two books of short stories. Both short story collections, published only a few months ago, would make great additions to your summer reading list. The titles are, Adoration of the Korean: Expatriate Tales Made in Korea, and For the Love of Time: Tales From Home and Abroad. Fiction, quasi-fiction, and creative non-fiction are all intertwined in these stories inspired by both life in my hometown of Chicago and its suburbs, and my experiences living overseas for fourteen years. Follow the link to the Amazon page to find out more about these books and to purchase one or both of them.


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USA Based TEFL Teacher In Search Of 6 Month Contract

Koreabridge - Wed, 2023-06-21 10:12
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Hello! My name is Em English and I am a recent graduate from Arizona State University. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Criminology and Criminal justice as well as a 120 hour TEFL certificate. I am looking for a short-term contract of six months. While I don't have previous TEFL experience, I do have over two years of classroom experience teaching science to ages 5-16. I could start as soon as September provided with relocation assistance. I hope to hear from you soon.

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50 Attention Getters for School

Koreabridge - Tue, 2023-06-20 14:40
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F6 Visa ESL Teacher Looking for a 1-2 Days a Week Teaching Job

Koreabridge - Tue, 2023-06-20 13:53
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Hello, I am an enthusiastic ESL teacher with a F6 Visa and more than 15 years teaching ESL and other foreign languages. I am currently looking for a morning, afternoon or evening part-time job. Do not hesitate to contact me with your offer if you are interested and I will send you a resume. I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards.

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Create Your 30 Day Korean Study Plan | Full Beginner Guide

Koreabridge - Tue, 2023-06-20 12:45

A large goal is just a bunch of small goals executed in order, and making a study plan for your Korean learning is no different. Having a Korean study plan will help you to learn Korean faster, use your studying time more efficiently and effectively, and overall simplify your studying.

Click here to download my free study template!

Click here (Patreon) to get the Sample Korean Study Guide.

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F4 Gyopo Looking for Job in Gyeonggi

Koreabridge - Mon, 2023-06-19 14:34
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Goyang

Hi! I'm a Korean-American English teacher looking for a job in Goyang--preferably in Deogyang-gu or Ilsan. I have an F4 visa and can speak both English and Korean. I've been teaching English in Korea (both at academies and private tutoring) for about seven years. I will be moving to Goyang this week so I'm looking for something that starts ASAP. 

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Giwonjeongsa Temple – 기원정사 (Gyeongju)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-18 23:53
The Stairs Leading Up to the Sanshin-gak Hall at Giwonjeongsa Temple. Temple History

Giwonjeongsa Temple is located in the far eastern part of Gyeongju on Mt. Hyeongsan (257.1 m). In fact, it’s so far east, it almost runs up against the city limits of Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Purportedly, the temple was originally built 1,300 years ago during the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.). Later, and in 1995, the abbot of the temple found the current location and decided to build a temple on the site because it looked like a blue dragon turning its head. The name of the temple is a reference to Jetavana, which is where the Buddha gave the majority of his vassas (three month annual retreat). In fact, the Buddha gave 19 of his 45 vassas at this temple. The temple was donated to the Buddha by Anathapindika.

Giwonjeongsa Temple is home to the “Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha of Wangnyongsawon Temple,” which is Korean Treasure #1615. The temple is also home to a pair of wooden statues, Muinsang (figure of a warrior) and Muninsang (a figure of a scholar), which are Folk Cultural Property in Gyeongsangbuk-do #73.

Temple Layout

You first make your way up to Giwonjeongsa Temple up a long mountain dirt road for about 2 kilometres. You’ll eventually come to the temple grounds, where it looks like a bathroom facility was being built but left incomplete. A little further along, and a bit up the hillside, is a budowon.

In a bend in the dirt road, you’ll come to the main temple grounds. The large main hall, which is about 15 years old, is a Muryangsu-jeon Hall. The exterior walls of the Muryangsu-jeon Hall are adorned with elaborate murals with various motifs like Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) murals, the Siwang (The Ten Kings of the Underworld), and murals dedicated to Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha).

Stepping inside the Muryangsu-jeon Hall, you’ll find a rather odd collection of statues on the main altar. Instead of there being a triad, there are four distinct statues. These statues seem to have been collected rather than originating as a triad. Of these four statues, it’s the centre left statue that stands out the most. This statue is officially known as the “Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha of Wangnyongsawon Temple,” which is Korean Treasure #1615. According to the scroll found inside this statue of Amita-bul, which was entitled “Hwanseongsa Amitabha samjon joseong gyeorwonmun (Purpose of Creation of the Amitabha Buddha Statue of Hwanseongsa),” the statue was created in 1466 and was completed in 1474. The creation of the statue was sponsored by a large number of patrons that included members of the royal family, local officials, and regular citizens. The statue, as described by the scroll inside the historic statue, tells us that it was created by two monk artists, Seongryo and Hyejeong. As for the statue itself, it has rather broad knees, and it has a long torso under narrow shoulders. As for the face of the statue, it appears a little gaunt when compared to other statues from the late Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). The robe of Amita-bul folds sharply over its knees. This statue is particularly important because of the detailed information found inside it. It clearly details when it was made, by whom, and who sponsored its creation.

Joining the “Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha of Wangnyongsawon Temple” on the main altar, and directly to the centre right, is a small statue dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). And book-ending the two smaller statues are two less sophisticated statues with spiky hair dedicated to Amita-bul, as well. All four rest under a long rectangular datjib (canopy) that are protected on the underside by two swirling dragons. On the far right wall hangs a modern Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). And to the left of the main altar are statuettes dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife), while to the right of the main altar are rows of statuettes dedicated to an all-white Gwanseeum-bosal.

To the left of the Muryangsu-jeon Hall is the Yongwang-jeon Hall. Formerly, there used to be murals dedicated to Yongwang (The Dragon King) that adorned the exterior walls, but it appears as though the shaman shrine hall is currently under renovation. Additionally, the roof of the Yongwang-jeon Hall is protected by a large tarp. Up near the front entry of the shrine hall, you’ll find a pair of wooden turtle statues on either side of where the absent signboard should be for the Yongwang-jeon Hall.

Stepping inside the Yongwang-jeon Hall, you’ll find two unique statues and altar painting on the main altar. These two wooden statues are Muinsang (figure of a warrior) and Muninsang (a figure of a scholar). The wooden image dedicated to Muinseok is positioned to the left, while the image dedicated to Muninseok is positioned to the right. Both are designated as Folk Cultural Property in Gyeongsangbuk-do #73 as of December 29th, 1987. It’s also believed that both were produced during the late Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and are about 200 years old. Both statues wear blue clothes and hide their hands in their clothing. Muinsang is wearing a large, blue spotted crown on his head and stroking his beard with his left hand, while Muinsang is smiling with his Samo (a thimble-like hat worn by government officials outside the house) on his head. He also strokes his beard with his left hand. As for the painting that backs these two wooden statues, it’s unclear who the two royal figures might be. There is some conjecture. One idea has the left figure representing King Gyeongsun of Silla (r. 927–935 A.D.) and the right figure being that of his son Crown Prince Maui. According to another interpretation by the temple itself, these two figures are King Muyeol of Silla (654-661 A.D.) and General Kim Yushin (595-673 A.D.). And perhaps another interpretation is that the two figures are those of King Munmu of Silla (661-681 A.D.) and his heir King Sinmun of Silla (681-692 A.D.). Upon his death, King Munmu of Silla purportedly transformed into a dragon to defend Silla. The exact quote by King Munmu of Silla is, “A country should not be without a king at any time. Let the Prince have my crown before he has my coffin. Cremate my remains and scatter the ashes in the sea where the whales live. I will become a dragon and thwart foreign invasion.” And between these two regal figures up in the celestial clouds are three individuals. The central figure appears to be that of Yongwang (The Dragon King) joined by two attendants. Floating down on the cloud towards the two royal figures is Yongwang’s red wisdom pearl, as though he is passing along and legitimizing their reigns from one king to another.

Behind the Muryangsu-jeon Hall is a glass enclosure with a painting. This painting appears to be a modern interpretation of Samshin Halmeoni (Three Spirits Grandmother). This shaman deity is the protector of children up to the age of seven, when Chilseong (The Seven Stars) starts to protect people. With a fan and baby in hand, Samshin Halmeoni looks off in the distance from her wooden chair.

To the rear of this outdoor shrine, and up a long set of moss-covered cement stairs, you’ll find the temple’s Sanshin-gak Hall. The exterior walls are adorned with beautiful murals of cranes and various other birds. Up near the signboard for the shaman shrine hall, you’ll find a pair of ferocious dragon heads. Stepping inside the Sanshin-gak Hall, you’ll find a red-clad image of Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) joined by a yellow-eyed tiger.

To the right of the Muryangsu-jeon Hall, on the other hand, and past the monks quarters, is a modern statue dedicated to Gatbawi Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) which was built in 2001. The base of the seated image dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal are adorned with reliefs of the Eight Legions (The Eight Buddhist Deities that Defend the Dharma). In one hand, the Bodhisattva of Compassion holds a yeombul (prayer beads), and in the other a vessel. Beyond this statue, there’s a concrete wall and platform from which you can get an amazing look out towards Pohang and the Hyeongsan-gang river off in the distance. It’s a beautiful view especially at night.

How To Get There

There’s one really easy way to get to Giwonjeongsa Temple, and there’s one really hard way to get to Giwonjeongsa Temple. First, as for the easier of the two, you simply need to take a taxi from the Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal. The ride should take about 20 minutes, over 12 km, and it’ll cost you 12,000 won (one way).

As for the more difficult of the two, you can catch Bus #600 from the Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal. You’ll need to take this bus for 9 stops and get off at the Gangdong bus stop. The bus ride will take about 15 minutes. Now for the difficult part. Where the bus drops you off, you’ll need to hike 4.1 km, or 76 minutes, to get to the temple. Cross Saneop-ro road and head down Cheongang-ro road. The roads will twist and turn until you finally arrive at Giwonjeongsa Temple, but it’ll be quite the hike.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

While the temple is newer, it definitely has some original features like the early Joseon-era “Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha of Wangnyongsawon Temple,” the Samshin Halmeoni painting and shrine to the rear of the main hall, the amazing view down towards the sprawling industrial city of Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do; and arguably the most original of all, the contents of the Yongwang-jeon Hall with the two wooden statues dedicated to Muinsang (figure of a warrior) and Muninsang (a figure of a scholar), as well as the main altar painting that backs the two wooden statues. While this temple is little known, especially among all the other sites and sounds in Gyeongju, it certainly shouldn’t be overlooked.

The southern view from Giwonjeongsa Temple. As you make your way up to the temple grounds. The Muryangsu-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Muryangsu-jeon Hall. A closer look at the Korean Treasure at the temple, the “Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha of Wangnyongsawon Temple.” The Yongwang-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Yongwang-jeon Hall. A closer look at Muinsang (figure of a warrior). And a closer look at Muninsang (a figure of a scholar) And the mysterious royal pair painting with Yongwang (The Dragon King) that backs the two wooden statues. An older Chilseong (Seven Stars) mural also inside the Yongwang-jeon Hall. The outdoor shrine and mural dedicated to Samshin Halmeoni (Three Spirits Grandmother). The Mountain Spirit mural inside the Sanshin-gak Hall at Giwonjeongsa Temple. The modern statue dedicated to the Gatbawi Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). And the view to the east towards Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do.—


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real leather couch 4 people 290cm

Koreabridge - Sun, 2023-06-18 15:27
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: suyoung subway st.

total length 290cm.

can be separated half.

real leather with Canadian goose feather.

paid over 2millions.

bought haeundae centum hansem furniture store.

buyer is responsible for transportation and delivery.

The building has an elevator.

used it with no pets, non smoker,no kids and there are some scratches.

It would be nice if you use a pretty cushion to cover it.

Please refer to the picture.

i want 200.000₩. plz contact me   [email protected]

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