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Chungju Tappyeongni Chilcheungseoktap

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Chungju Tappyeongni Chilcheungseoktap, commonly known as the Joongang Pagoda, is considered the tallest pagoda of the Unified Silla period (668-935), standing at 14.5 meters (47.6 feet).

It is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Namhan River in Tappyeong County, Chungju, North Chungcheong.

According to legend, if two people walk at the same pace from the northern and southern borders of the country, they will meet at the Joongang Pagoda.

It is estimated to have been built during King Wonsung’s reign (785-798). It shows the tendencies of Unified Silla pagoda art and was built in a city with an abundance of iron.

Name: Chungju Tappyeongni Chilcheungseoktap (Seven-story stone pagoda in Tappyeong County)

Period: Unified Silla Period, late 8th century

Location: Tappyeong County, Chungju, North Chungcheong

Status: National Treasure No. 6
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