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Five-story Stone Pagoda in Jukjang-ri, Gumi

구미 죽장리 오층석탑 ( 龜尾 竹杖里 五層石塔 )

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Classification National Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Five-story Stone Pagoda in Jukjang-ri, Gumi
Quantity 1 Item
Designated Date 1968.12.19
Age Unified Silla
Address 90, Jukjang 2-gil, Seonsan-eup, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do

This pagoda (height: 10m) is located on the site of Jukjangsa Temple about 2km west of Seonsan-eup. Stone and roof tile pieces scattered there suggest that it was the site of a building. The stone pagoda is composed of 100-plus stone materials, including the stone platform and the finial. It is the highest one among the five-story brick pagodas in the country. Its body was set up on the two-tiered base, which is a typical style of the Unified Silla Period (676-935). One side of the first story of the body has a niche supposedly used to keep miniature Buddha images. The part has a trace of doors. The roofstone for each story of the body is stair-shaped. The base stone for the finial remains. The body of each story without column-shaped inscription and the appearance of each roofstone follow the style of a typical brick pagoda. This one was believed to have been one of the stone pagodas imitating the brick pagodas found in Andong and Uiseong. It is a piece representing the stone pagodas of the Unified Silla Period featuring grandeur, refined taste, and esthetic quality.