|Wanggung Five-story Stone Pagoda (익산 왕궁리 오층석탑)|
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|The Wanggung Five-story Stone Pagoda is located on a hill about 2 kilometers south of Wanggung-myeon in Iksan, which is believed to have been the capital of the nation during the Mahan Era. The pagoda stands tall at 8.5 meters and was officially designated National Treasure No. 289. Relics from the Goryeo Dynasty that were found inside the pagoda were designated National Treasure No. 123 and are currently housed in the National Museum of Korea. Of the excavated relics, the most famous; the Sarijangeomgu, a magnificent container of Buddha’s Sarira; the green glass Sarira bottle topped with a lotus-shaped stopper; and the Sungeumgeumganggyeongpan, which contains the 19 golden plates of the Diamond Sutra.|
|National Treasure No. 289 (Designated on January 1, 1997)|
1) From Iksan Station, take Bus 65 or 65-1 and get off at Tap-ri Bus Stop (탑리).
Or, take Bus 41, 60, 61, 62, 63 or 64 to Geumma (금마) Terminal. (20min-walk)
2) From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus to Geumma Terminal.