There are few halls I’ve stepped into as impressive as this one, on the south coast of Jeju, Korea’s semi-tropical island. The hall itself is enormous, as are the Buddhas and the dragons that coil the beams supporting the massive roof.
The walls and ceilings of the three floors are covered in Zen paintings and as you circle the upper balconies, the dragons take turns eying you from different angles.
I’ve been to the island three times and have been sure to visit Yakcheonsa, the Medicine Stream Temple, each time. If you ever make down that way, you won’t be disappointed with a detour to the temple!