Iljiam, Bukmiram, Jinbulam
If you walk up the steep mountain trail
passing Daekyangmyungjon, you can arrive in Iljiam. Iljiam was the
place where a Zen Monk Choui developed the Tea Culture. The Zen
Monk, who was well acquainted with Zen and the Sutras, adopted the
tea ceremony into a way of the ascetic practices and started the
philosophy, "Dasunilmi(Tea and Zen have the same flavor.)". He also
wrote the book, Dongdasong, which contained everything about tea for
the first time and left a lot of poems behind him.
In DaeHeung-sa (Taehungsa), there are Treasure of Koryo Dynasty
No.301, three-story stone pagoda and Treasure No.48, a seated Buddha
craved on a rock.
In addition to that, there are a lot of cultural assets in the
several parts of Temple Compound. These are Treasure No.88, Dongjong
of Tapsan-sa, which is one of the most valuable bells in Koryo
Dynasty, Treasure No. 320, three-story stone pagoda in front of
Eungjinjon, Daekyangmyungjon, and a horizontal tablet of Chusa, Kim
Now, we are ready to go on a combined pilgrimage and mountain
climbing, which follows the mountain path with the sound of bamboos
and the aroma of tea.
re are hermitages in the end of the trail.
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