tabotap pagoda


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tabotap pagoda

 

location: chinhyon-dong, kyongju city
transportation:
.from kyongju station
bus(11,12,101,102)->30 min. , car->15 min.
.from bus terminal
bus(11,12,101,102)->35 min. , car->15 min.
circuit bus also available


this magnificent three-story pagoda has the
form of a square house with tile roof on a
massive square base with a staircase on each
of its all four sides. its eaves are long
protruded dynamically like fully spread
wings. on its roof is placed an octagonal
pavilion with windows shaped after lotus
blossoms.

there is a hole on each corner of the
octagonal roof which probably was used for
hanging wind bells.

it is 10.4 meters high and has been
designated as national treasure no. 20.
tabotap is a decorative architecture built
in the golden age of the unified shilla
dynasty out of a totally new and unique
concept found in no other pagoda.

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