Stone guardian, Temple of Songgwangsa

Stone guardian, Temple of Songgwangsa

Stone guardian
Temple of Songgwangsa, Korea
Photograph by Paul Bailey, 2008

One of the Three Jewel Temples, Songgwangsa ('Spreading Pine Temple') in South Jeolla Province represents the Buddhist community (sangha). Founded by the monk Chinul in the late 12th century, the Zen temple of Songgwangsa is located on Jogye Mountain.