Pictures of places associated with
(Amore Museum, Yongin)
The Venerable Ch'o-ui was born in 1786 and first became a monk at Unheung-sa
in Naju, near Mokp'o. The temple buildings did not survive time and
war, the main hall has recently been rebuilt and one monk is living
Beside the temple there are large expanses of wild tea bushes of
antiquity. They remain almost untended and unexploited.
Here is the main hall at Paengnyon-sa in
Gangjin where the Venerable Hyejang lived when Tasan was in exile.
first taught Tasan about tea. Cho-ui visited Tasan several times
first decade of the 19th century.
The reconstructed (1979) Ilchi-am hermitage
Daeheung-sa temple has recently been much expanded with the
a hall and other buildings
but the hermitage Ilch'i-am itself remains to one side above a
together with another little building, both (re)built in 1979
Another view of the thatched hermitage
The view from the hermitage
The ashes of Ch'o-ui are in the
at the entrance to Daeheung-sa temple
The autumn colors at Daeheung-sa are beautiful
Some of the buildings at Daeheung-sa look very natural