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20020402-0053 David Hasenick

Sakyamuni Pagoda (Sok-ga-tap)

Gyeongju, South Korea view map

National Treasure No.21 built in 751 A.D., symbolizing Sok-ga-yo-rae (Sakyamuni Tathagata)
and his preachings. The 8.2 meter high pagoda is the typical three-story stone pagoda of Korea.
The eight Lotus Flowers decorated around the pagoda and the corridor connecting them represents
the sacredness of this area. The world's first wood-printed Moo-gu-jong-gwang-dae-da-ra-ni-gyung
(The Innocent and Clear Bright Dharani Sutra) and other 70 odd cultural treasures which had been
preserved inside the pagoda and now are in the National Museum have been designated National
Treasure No.126 as a whole.


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