Haeinsa Seongbo Museum

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Haeinsa Seongbo Museum Reviews

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Missed opportunity to disclose the Tripitaka Koreana to the public Oct 12, 2014
N35°47.618' E128°05.678' Haeinsa temple is famous for its Tripitaka Koreana, on the UNESCO world heritage list, and the buildings storing it can be seen behind the last Haeinsa temple. Seeing because entering it is forbidden. From the outside, the wooden blocks are slightly visible through the vertical wooden rungs of the buildings.

The Haeinsa Seongbo museum, the first big building on the path leading up to the main temple entrance, does not step into this void. Although some blocks in this wooden block-printing museum are on display and the process of creating these blocks is illustrated during our visit in August 2014, the museum is very non-interactive in displaying its content. Several video screens were not functioning and some displays lacked English translation. Only one of the three floors was is use. Notice the Haeinsa temple scale model; build from Lego plastic toy bricks.

For preservation, the real wooden blocks are hidden for the public, but the Haeinsa Seongbo Museum does not disclose in a compelling way what is in the buildings that house them. Missed opportunity.
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