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Cultural Heritages

Injobyeolseo Yugibi (Monument)

  • Designated No Cultural Heritage (Treasure No. 1462)
  • Address 8-12, Yeokchon-dong

This monument was set up in the 21st year of King Sukjong’s reign (1695) in commemoration of the private residence where King Injo, the 16th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1623–1649), stayed before he ascended to the throne following the dethronement of his predecessor. This monument is historically valuable as it demonstrates the evidence of historical facts pertaining to the Injobanjeong (King Injo’s coup) The monument’s tortoise pedestal exhibits characteristics of the style that emerged during the early Joseon Dynasty, which was under the influence of China. At the same time, the roof exhibits characteristics of a simple hanok style, instead of ornamental capstone. The monument gives value in understanding the trends of the stone monuments styles during the Joseon Dynasty as it clearly demonstrates the changes in the styles during the late Joseon Dynasty.

Standing Stone Buddha at Samcheonsa Temple Site

  • Designated No Cultural Heritage (Treasure No. 657)
  • Address San 34, Jingwan-dong

This Standing Stone Buddha of the early Goryeo Dynasty does not exhibit a strong sense of volume. However, the Budda’s quiet smile and the drooped robes are reminiscent of Buddhist paintings. Large square holes on the left and right shoulders of the Buddha suggests there was a piece of wooden furniture nearby. The Buddha’s round and chubby face with a quiet smile gives an impression of mercy. The Buddha’s robe is covering both shoulders, and there is a strap knob tied under the chest. This stone Buddha is widely known as one of the masterpieces that represent the Goryeo Dynasty as it is delicately carved out and exhibits natural body proportions.

Geumam Monument

  • Designated No Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 38
  • Address Jingwan-dong 45-4

This monument was inscribed and set up by King Jeongjo, reminiscing about his grandfather, King Yeongjo, on his way back home after visiting the Myungneung Royal Tomb to pay tribute. The inscription on the stale reads that King Yeongjo had to stay at a post house near Deoksucheon Stream after visiting the royal tomb in commemoration of his father, King Sukjong’s birthday. In the middle of the night, King Yeongjo witnessed the post house’s manager catching a thief, but setting him free again after he found out that the thief was in miserable circumstances. King Yeongjo took a lesson from this, and eventually, the happening made him a wise king in the history.

Seated Stone Sakyamuni at Sahyunsa Temple

  • Designated No Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 133
  • Address Jingwan-dong 242-24

This seated stone Buddha is 129 cm tall and located at Sahyunsa Temple in Jingwanoe-dong. This Buddha exhibits the fundamental characteristics of Budda statues—such as wisdom bump, Buddha bracelet, three neck lines, and the style of wearing robes covering both shoulders—which are now severely damaged. Sitting with the legs crossed, the Budda is raising the right hand with the left hand placed on one knee. The slim face, long upper body, and short and flat lower body exhibit the Buddha statue styles of the early Joseon Dynasty. This Buddha is estimated to have been built between the late 15th century and the early 16th century. The statue serves as a valuable material for studying the Buddha statues of the Joseon Dynasty.

Clay Sakyamuni Triad of Jingwansa Temple

  • Designated No Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 143
  • Address Jingwan-dong 354

This Clay Sakyamuni Triad is currently enshrined as a primary Buddha statue at Nahanjeon Hall of Jingwansa Temple. Two bodhisattva statues are standing side by side with a seated Sakyamuni statue in the middle. The exact origin of these statues are unknown as abdominal caches inside them are still sealed and they are thickly gold-gilded. However, the overall characteristics of the statues, including their heads, faces, and robes suggest their origin dates back to the late 16th century and the early 17th century. The statues are not that large in size. However, it is noteworthy that they are a triad and they are older than other Buddha statues of the late Joseon Dynasty in the areas of Seoul. In particular, the statues are in very good condition.

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