3-storey stone pagoda
Temple of Haeinsa, Korea
Photograph by Jane E Keeler, 2006
One of the three principal Buddhist temples in Korea, known as the 'Three Jewel Temples', Haeinsa (Temple of Reflection on a Smooth Sea) in South Gyeongsang Province represents the Buddhist teachings (dharma). The oldest part of the temple is Janggyeong Panjeon, wooden storage halls that were constructed to house the Tripitaka Koreana, the most comprehensive collection of Korean Buddhist texts. Engraved on more than 80,000 wooden printing blocks, these texts are dated between 1237 and 1248.
The 3-storey stone pagoda is believed to have been built during the 9th century (Silla period) and stands approximately 6 metres high.