This pagoda was built in 634, the third year of Queen Seondeok, and made of andesite cut like brick. Considering the number of stones it might have been a seven or nine storey pagoda. This pagoda, destroyed by the Japanese in 1915, was rebuilt as a three storied pagoda. It has four entrances flanked by a pair of granite pillars bearing two carved granite reliefs of Vajrapani or Ferocious Guardians of Buddhism. At the four corners of the ground stone four stone lions are posted.
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