CHOGYESA - KOREA
Chogyesa is the only major temple within the old city walls of Seoul. This is the name of the mountain on which the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen Buddhism, Huineng (638-713), lived. Built in 1910, the temple became the main temple of Korean Buddhism's Chogye Order in 1936. The Main Hall was built in March 1937. It is an impressive wooden structure and has huge, wooden latticework doors. The central shrine is flanked by paintings of hundreds of Buddhas. They are symbolic of the many Buddhas in the universe. Behind the Main Hall there is a newly constructed hall which is dedicated to Amitabha Buddha.