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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Miruksa was the largest Buddhist temple in the ancient Korean kingdom of Paekche. The temple was established in 602, by the King Mu. Its site was excavated in 1980 in Iksan City in South Korea. The excavation disclosed many hitherto unknown facts about Paekche architecture. The stone pagoda at Miruksa is one of two extant Paekche pagodas. It is also the largest as well as being among the oldest of all Korean pagodas. The legend of the creation of Miruke-sa is told in the Samguk Yusa. King Mu and his queen were said to have seen a vision of the Maitreya Buddha at a pond on Mount Yonghwasan. The King promptly had the pond drained to establish the Miruksa temple complex. The nine-storey wooden pagoda that once stood in the center of the complex is said to have been the work of Paekche master craftsman Abiji.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
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