Three-story Stone Pagoda of Changnyeong

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Three-story Stone Pagoda of Changnyeong

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Name: Suljeongni Three-story Stone Pagoda of, Changnyeong, Period: Unified Silla Period, Location: Changnyeong County, South Gyeongsang ,Status: National Treasure No. 34

Changnyeong, where the pagoda is situated, was an area that belonged to the Silla Dynasty since the Era of the Three Kingdoms, and had become the political and military center of the Silla Dynasty since King Jinheung.

This pagoda is graceful enough to be compared with the Three-story Stone Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple (National Treasure No. 33). It is presumed that such Buddhist relics exist because of the influence of Changnyeong in the Silla Dynasty.

The three-story pagoda body stands on a two-story platform, which was common in stone pagodas in the Unified Silla Dynasty. The roof stone is horizontal but the four corners are a little raised, making a simple figure.

In 1965, when the pagoda was rebuilt, some relics such as a bronze cup-shaped sarira casket with a lid from the three-story core were found. It was also revealed then that there were surrounding stones around the bottom stone.

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