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Chiljangsa Temple is said to be established by Priest Jajang in the 5th year of the reign of Queen Seondeok of the Shilla Empire (636).  Records tell us that National Priest Hyeso of the Goryeo Dynasty established a cell called Hongjegwan where a monument stands today, and the temple was completely reconstructed in the 5th year of the reign of King Hyeonjong (1014년).
The greatest beauty of Chiljangsa Temple is its faded color patterns and the colorfully antiquated Main Building.  The building has gone through a lot, but its firm-looking eaves show its dignity.

Chiljangsa Temple is the background of the Legends of the Seven Thieves and Priest Byeonghae, characters in Hong, Myeong Hee’s historical novel Im, Ggeok Jeong.  Nahanjeon Building in front of the Monument of National Priest Hyeso enshrines the avatars of seven scholars, and is widely known as the place at which Royal Secret Inspector Park, Mun Su prayed before he passed the government examination.

Even today, many parents come to Nahanjeon Building to pray for their children to pass the examinations. The luxurious forest surrounding the temple makes it particularly beautiful in autumn.  

(Chiljangsa Temple Buddhist Painting) ? National Treasure No. 296 - Buddhist Painting is a large painting that is hung high at Buddhist rituals for everyone to see even from a distance.  Chiljangsa Temple’s Obulhoe Buddhist Painting is the third oldest Buddhist painting in Korea.  It was a group painting created by Buddhist nun Beomhyeong in the 6th year of the reign of Joseon King Injo (1628).  Clouds are used to divide the painting into top, middle, and bottom sections for the proper arrangement of the characters.  The painting is moderately sized (6.56m in length and 4.04m in width), but fascinates the Buddhist believers with its sophisticated characters, delicate touches, and splendid yet subtle colors.  Unlike the usual linear arrangement in Buddhist paintings from the Joseon Dynasty, this Buddhist Painting arranges Buddhas in three different layers.  With its bright clouds and clear red costumes, refined, sophisticated characters and stable layout, and delicate touches, it is recognized as the leading creation from the time and an important academic resource for the studies of early 17th century Buddhist paintings.
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