Gameunsa Temple Site


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Gameunsa Temple Site

 

This temple site, located at the foot of Mt. Yongdangsan in Yangbuk-myeon, looks out on Daewangam Rock. King Munmu started construction of the temple after the unification of the three main kingdoms of Korea; his son, King Sinmun, completed it and named it Gameunsa Temple, meaning 'Temple of Filial Respect.' Currently, two stone pagodas stand facing each other at this site.


The grand pagodas, constructed in 682, are the largest and oldest of silla stone pagodas.

As masterpieces showing the beauty of well-balanced symmetry and aspiring power, they were designated National Treasure No. 112

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