Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

This site exemplifies some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world

Bulguksa Temple
This postcard was sent from Belgium by Amina

Bulguksa is located on the slopes of Mount Toham (Jinheon-dong, Gyeongju city, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea). It is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including the Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha. The temple is classified as Historic and Scenic Site No. 1 by the South Korean government.
The temple is considered as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. It is currently the head temple of the 11th district of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. - in: wikipedia

Dabotap Pagoda
This postcard was sent by Sylwia

Dabo Pagoda, also known as pagoda of many treasures, is located in the temple of Bulguksa in GyeongjuSouth Korea. From entering the temple through the Cheongun and Baegun BridgeDabotap is located on the right side, opposing Seokgatap on the left side. The pagoda is supposed to have been built in 751, the 10th year of the Shilla king Gyeongdeok. It is currently designated as National Treasure no. 20.
The 3 story pagoda stands 10.4 metres tall and was built in an ornate style not seen in other Buddhist countries. The sculpture techniques used are unique for its time and include delicate features. - in: wikipedia

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