• Three-Story Stone Pagoda in Sindae-ri
  • Three-Story Stone Pagoda in Sindae-ri

Address : 40, Gubang 5-gil. Taegi-ro, Gapcheon-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do

Hoengseong's Three-Story Stone Pagoda in Sindae-ri is located at a field on a hill named 'Juldeung' which is said to be the original Bongboksa Temple site.

This pagoda has a two-layered platform. The lower platform is very low and small and it is quite different from the platforms of other pagodas. The lower platform also has columns on every corner and supporting columns at the center of all four sides. The upper platform only has corner columns. The upper stone on top of the platform is flat and was engraved to look like two layers. The body section and roof stone were made with a single stone.

Overall, the pagoda seems to show a style of the stone pagodas built during the Silla Dynasty period but looking at its five-layered roof stone support, the same type of stones used for a lower platform and a foundation stone and the absence of supporting columns on the upper platform, it may be built during mid-Goryeo dynasty period. Pieces of roof tiles and a stone embankment were found south of the pagoda, indicating that this was the old Bongboksa Temple site. Master Seogokdang's stupa located at the entrance of the newly built Bongboksa Temple can also be found at Sutasa Temple and this shows that this is a important site that shows Buddhist activities and interactions between two regions.