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The Koguryo kings started the building of temples and pagodas, and sculpture, in
the form of Buddha images, made its ... terraces, and in each case the central
structure was an octagonal wooden pagoda with sides ten metres (33 feet) long.
The main complex is the eastern one, with two stone pagodas, one behind the
entrance gate and the other in front of the main hall. One pagoda (Sokka-t'ap) is
in the typical square Silla style and represents Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha.
Buddhist bronze shrines for sarlra were sometimes placed inside stone pagodas.
The best example is from the western pagoda of the Kamun-sa site. It is a square
platform on which a miniature glass bottle containing the sarlra is placed under ...
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