Situated in Gyeongju, South Korea, at the temple of Bulguksa, is the Dabo Pagoda. Built during the United Silla period in 751, the 10 metre tall Dabotap and the temple constitute one of the most famous locations in Korea. This stone structure is quite unique in Buddhist countries, built in a more ornate style. and is known as National Treasure 20.
It’s described by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration, “The pagoda has four stairways flanking the four sides of the pagoda’s
base. Four square corner pillar set up on the cover stone for the base
have the crossing stone pedestal supporting the stone roof. On top of
the stairway, a stone lion sits on its hunch., It is believed that there
were four lions in four directions. There is a stone square railing on
the roof. Inside the railing, the body of the pagoda is constructed, and
above the body there is an octagonal stone railing. Again inside the
octagonal stone railing, eight bamboo-shaped stone pillar support the
octagonal-shaped lotus stone carved with sixteen lotus petals. Above the
stone lotus, eight stone pillars support the octagonal stone roof with
Enter Coins Today with their latest. Most noted for the bullion releases in conjunction with KOMSCO, this latest coin is firmly in numismatic territory and uses the CIT/BHM proprietary smartminting technology to bring the Dabotap and the Bulguska Temple to life. Struck in three ounces of 0.999 silver and with a mintage of just 333 pieces, it’s a far more ambitious piece.