Gwaereung Tomb and yeongji pond


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Gwaereung Tomb and yeongji pond

 

Kwaereung Tomb, a representative tomb of Silla, is safeguarded by stone statues of lions, civilians and military guards; it is surrounded by a pine forest.

Yeongji (Shadow)Pond, is with the sad story of Asadal, who designed and built the Seokgatap Pagoda Bulguksa Temple, and his lovely wife Asanyeo.



As she wandered in front of the temple to see her husband, a monk told her to wait till she could see the reflection of the great pagoda in the pond.

She waited. In despair, she threw herself into the pond. Later people called the Seokgatap Pagoda the Muyeongtap(No Shadow) Pagoda.

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