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"The Bell of King Seongdeok" Top 5 Page for this destination Kyongju Things to Do Tip by iwys

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The massive Bell of King Seongdeok, also known as the Emile Bell, was built over a period of 30 years and finally completed in 771. It was originally a temple bell at Bongdeoksa and moved to its current location in 1975.

The bell is 3.78m high, 2.24m wide and weighs 18.9 tons. It is surmounted by a dragon-shaped hook. When it is rung it can be heard more than 3km away.

Directions: In the grounds of Gyeongju National Museum, just inside the main entrance.

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  • Written Jan 26, 2006
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