Sudeok Temple: Legend of Virgin Deoksung and Embroidered Socks
Sudeok Temple is the only Baekjae temple that still exists in present. Before, it was regarded as high as the Emperor of China, boasting its masonry technique of Baekjae Dynasty.
Looking around Sudeok Temple, you may be able to find hidden treasures. Most notables are four treasures (四物) of Sudeok Temple. The first treasure is a bell of Buddhist temple that weighs about 3,500kg. It is still marvelous to see such a heavy bell can be even hanged. The rest three treasures are Beopgo, Mokeo and Unpan (instruments used in Buddhist ceremonies) inside of Beopgogak. Beopgogak is a drum that is made of skin of bull and cow to balance yin and yang. Mokeo is a wooden fish with its eyes wide open, nipping cintamani in mouth. Lastly, Unpan (or cleat) looks like cloud, painted with very colorful colors.
Sudeok Temple is a typical temple built on mountain, placing the main temple at the highest by building stonework along the hill of Deoksung Mountain. It is still a mystery but the deeper you approach to the main temple after passing the front gate and Hwanghajeongru, the more you will feel profound beauty of Sudeok Temple. ‘Iyeopseonmun’ written by the most venerable Buddhist nun Ileyop also described the main temple as the most beautiful wooden building in the world.