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Three-story Stone Pagoda of Beomeosa Temple, Busan
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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Three-story Stone Pagoda of Beomeosa Temple, Busan
Quantity 1 pagoda
Designated Date 1963.01.21
Age Late Silla Period
Address Beomeosa Temple 250, Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan

This pagoda located in front of Daeungjeon Hall, the main hall of the Beomeosa Temple, is believed to have been built during the reign of King Heungdeok (826-836) of the Silla Dynasty. This three-story on a double-foundation stone pagoda follows the general style of stonework of Silla Period. It is decorated with the "panel design" rather than the usual pillar-shaped carvings. The second and third stories are disproportionately small compared to the first story. The roofs rest on rather flat, thin four-tiered cornices and the eaves are horizontal reflecting the unique style of late Silla masonry. The only remaining parts of the pagoda's finial are the lowest part of the ornament, although the pearl-shaped sacred jewel was added later. During the repair work executed during the Japanese occupation of Korea, the base part was repaired to be too tall and large. A railing was also provided at the time.