Queen of the South Coast,
Jeju Island's second-largest, most spectacular Buddhist complex
|In the Three Saints Shrine is this new, unusual, very well-painted three-in-one
icon of Yong-wang, Dok-seong and San-shin. the Chil-seong is elsewhere.
Dok-seong, a disciple of Buddha, has the central place of honor and the only statue.
|The very unusual modern-ish exterior of the
Sam-seong-gak [Three Saints Shrine]
|In the Nahan-jeon [Hall of the Buddha's Disciples],
one of them wears a leaf-mantle,
echoing Korea's founder-king Dan-gun.
|The Main Hall features this monumental modern set of the Buddha of Cosmic light [Biro-bul] flanked by
the orignial Buddha (right) and the Teaching Buddha of the Western Paradise. Complex flaming
halos are behind them, in the Cheontae [Tiantai, Heaven Grand] style. Dragons defend the pillars.
|the Shin-jung in the Main Hall is a set of carved wooden
statues -- very unusual and expensive --
giving this photo a strange 3-D look.
|the Yak-su [Medicinal Water] and the main stairway
are both adorned with protective dragons.