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홈Culture&TourismMajor CulturalNational Cultural Properties

National Cultural Properties

  • Hwadalli 3-Tier Seoktop (Stone Pagoda)
  • wadalli 3-Tier Seoktop
      (Stone Pagoda)

    * Address: 2, Hwadal 1-gil, Sabeol-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No.117 (January 21, 1963)

    According to the historical research data on national treasures, it is introduced as this: “A stone pagoda in Hwadalli, Sabeol-myeon (Dalcheon) is a three-tier stone pagoda with 20 cheok in height and two bases. At the bottom of the pagoda is the seated figure of a stone Buddha with 3 cheok in height and 1 cheok and 2 chon of the shoulder width.”It is located in the south of Dujinsan in Hwadalli, Sabeol-myeon, and based on the surrounding geographical feature, it is suspected to be a site of monastery where Namhyang Temple was established. The pagoda was restored after dismantling the whole pagoda in 1972.

  • Jeungchon-ri Seokbul Ipsang (Standing Figure of Buddha)
  • Jeungchon-ri Seokbul Ipsang (Standing Figure of Buddha)

    * Address: 10-19, Jeungchon 2-gil, Hamchang-eup, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No.118 (January 21, 1963)

    This is a standing figure of Buddha onto which a halo and Buddhist spirit are engraved. Unfortunately severe wear makes it difficult to know the technique for detailed expression. Its physique is big, the face is long and full, and facial features are small, but it is difficult to verify these due to severe wear. Its left hand is on the chest and its right hand is in front of the stomach pulled toward the body. Compared to the body, the two hands are large and rough.

    * Direction: Located in Yonghwasa across a railroad crossing in Jeungchon-ri, Hamchang-eup.

  • Artifacts of General JEONG Gi-ryong
  • Artifacts of General JEONG Gi-ryong

    * Address: 684, Gyeongcheon-ro, Sabeol-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No.669 (August 23, 1980)

    These are the artifacts left by JEONG Gi-ryong, Maeheon, (1562∼1622) who played a crucial role during the Imjinwaeran (Imjin War in 1592)

    * Transportation: There is a bus bound for Sabeol (Gyeongcheondae) available at Sangju Bus every 50 minutes.

  • Sango-ri 7-Tier Stone Pagoda
  • Artifacts of General JEONG Gi-ryong

    * Address: 699 Sang-o-ri, Hwabuk-myeon, Sangju City

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No. 683 (September 16, 1980)

    In order to reach the location of the pagoda, first find Janggak Waterfall that is 0.5km from Sang-o Elementary School. Then, from this waterfall, go toward the northwest for 1.5km, and you will find the remains of the destroyed stone pagoda in the middle of the field. According to the elderly in this area testifies that in the beginning of Japanese colonial rule, Japanese military police pulled down the pagoda’s northern base with Koreans forced to help.

  • Mokgaktaeng Bogwangjeon Namjangsa
  • Mokgaktaeng Bogwangjeon Namjangsa

    * Address: 259-22, Namjang 1-gil, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No. 922 (July 16, 1987)

    This mokgaktaeng (wooden relief panels of Buddhist images) located behind Cheoljo Birojanabul Jwasang in Bohwangjeon. It consists of 8 wooden relief panels with 7 long wooden relief panels connected with each other on which one stone panel is laid. The edges around it are fastened with sap.

    * Transportation: Use an inner bus bound for Namjangsa (8㎞ from the town)

  • Namjangsa Cheolbul Jwasang (Seated Figure of Iron Buddha)
  • Namjangsa Cheolbul Jwasang (Seated Figure of Iron Buddha)

    * Address: 259-22, Namjang 1-gil, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No. 990 (April 10, 1989)

    Bogwangjeon in Namjangsa is a temple that was first built and it housed Jujonbullo Birojanabul. The Buddha statue was made of iron and coated with gold, so the whole statue is radiant with golden color. Iron Buddhas were widely popular in Goryeo Dynasty, but this iron statue was made in the early Joseon Dynasty, and it has been considered as a very valuable material for the studies on Buddhist statues of the early Joseon Dynasty.

  • JO Jeong’s Records of Imjin War
  • Namjangsa Cheolbul Jwasang (Seated Figure of Iron Buddha)

    * Address: 684, Gyeongcheon-ro, Sabeol-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Treasure No.1003 (May 23, 1989)

    JO Jeong’s (조정 趙靖, 1555-1636) nickname was Anjung (안중, 安仲) and penname was Geomgan (검간, 黔澗) and his family’s origin was Pungyang. He not only played a leading role in protecting the country during the Imjin War, but also specifically and realistically recorded the activities of volunteer corps and government officials, people’s movement, and Japanese invaders’ various acts of brutality, providing valuable materials for research on the history of Imjin War in Sangju.

  • Gusang Hwagangam (Granite) in Unpyeong-ri
  • Gusang Hwagangam (Granite) in Unpyeong-ri

    * Address: 1pil, San #17, Unpyeong-ri, Nakdong-myeon, Sangju City

    * Designation of Cultural Property: National Cultural Property, Natural Monument No. 69 (December 3, 1962)

    Gusang Hwagangam (Granite) in Unpyeong-ri is a very unique rock that cannot be found anywhere in the world and it shows the unique formation ecology of granite.