Five storied stone pagoda of Jeongnimsa Temple site

The Five storied stone pagoda of Jeongnimsa Temple site (Korean: 부여 정림사지 오층석탑) is a five-story pagoda standing on a single narrow and low base pedestal. It was built in the Baekje Era.

Five storied stone pagoda of Jeongnimsa Temple site
Korean name
부여 정림사지 오층석탑
Revised RomanizationBuyeo Jeongnimsaji Ocheung Seoktap
McCune–ReischauerPuyŏ Chŏngnimsaji Och'ŭng Sŏkt'ap

Origin Edit

On the first floor of this stone pagoda, it is referred to as the Pyeongsung Tower of Baekje. Recently, a tile engraved with the temple name Jungrimsa was found at this temple site and the site was named Jeongnimsa Temple Site.[1]

Configuration Edit

Each pedestal is fixed by a pillar stone. Each corner of the pagoda body in each story holds a pillar stone using the beheullim technique, where a pillar's upper and lower extremities are narrow while its middle is convex. Thin and wide roof stones covering the edges of the eaves display what is described as "lofty elegance."

Value Edit

It is valued in that it shows refined and creative figures as well as the typical form of a wooden building like a thin pedestal, with pillars exhibiting the beheullim technique and thin and wide roof stones. The pagoda is also highly valued as one of the two last remaining stone pagodas from the Baekje Era.

Characteristics Edit

The surface of the stone pagoda is engraved with Chinese characters celebrating the victory of the Tang dynasty over Baekje in 660, indicating the symbolic importance of its location for Baekje. It was carved into the pagoda itself by the commanding Tang general who defeated Baekje once and for all during the Baekje–Tang War. The Tang dynasty and Silla kingdom joined forces to destroy Baekje.[2]

Classification National Treasures 9 (South Korea)
Kind of Cultural Properties Stone Pagoda
Address 379, Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Age Late Baekje Period

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "定林寺址五層石塔" [Five-Storeyed Stone Stupa]. A complete command of Korean history.
  2. ^ "Jeongnimsa Temple Site > Sabi Period(Buyeo) > Baekje Historic Areas > 디폴트 사이트". Retrieved 14 March 2017.

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