” Nawolli Five-story Stone Pagoda of Wolseong “

Nawolli Five-story Stone Pagoda of Wolseong

Name: Nawolli Five-story Stone Pagoda of Wolseong, Period: Early Unified Silla, Location: Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, Status: National Treasure No. 39

The five-story stone pagoda in Nawon-ri, Gyeongju, was likely built in the eighth century, but has kept its pure white color, so it is also known as the Nawon white pagoda.

The one-story pagoda body stands on a two-story platform. The entire pagoda is made of a single stone except for the upper and lower platforms and the first and second roof stones. A small hole to hang a wind bell is on the roof stone.

The upper and lower platforms and the core of the pagoda body have pillar-shaped carvings.

The four corners on the slant side of the roof stone are sharp and their ends are slightly raised, so the pagoda looks light. The support of the roof stone is made of five steps.

Only the broken base of the stupa finial and the broken support of the stupa finial are left on the top.

The pagoda occupies a high position in the valley, so it looks imposing enough to overwhelm its surroundings.

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