Saturday, 13 October 2012

737 KR - Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks (1995)

Brief Description

"The Temple of Haeinsa, on Mount Kaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana , the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The buildings of Janggyeong Pangeon, which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as exceptional works of art. As the oldest depository of the Tripitaka , they reveal an astonishing mastery of the invention and implementation of the conservation techniques used to preserve these woodblocks."

"海印寺位于伽耶山,寺中藏有高丽大藏经版。高丽大藏经版是现存最完整的佛教全书,全书用80 000块木版雕刻而成,完成于公元1237年至1248年。藏经阁建于公元15世纪,是专门为收藏高丽大藏经版而建造的,这一建筑也被认为是杰出的艺术作 品。作为高丽大藏经版最古老的保存地,海印寺和藏经阁有着非常特别之处,其保存木版技术的发明和实施让世人惊叹不已。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Haeinsa Temple

Courtesy of elbe postcrossing forum
Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks

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