Gyeongsang-do Area

Andong: Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue, Rock-carved Standing Buddha

Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue is a giant Buddha statue with a total height of 12.38m that carves a body on a natural rock with its head on its head.

Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue, Rock-carved Standing Buddha
Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue, Rock-carved Standing Buddha

Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue is a giant Buddha statue with a total height of 12.38m that carves a body on a natural rock with its head on its head.

Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue, Rock-carved Standing Buddha
Icheondong Stone Buddha Statue, Rock-carved Standing Buddha

‘Icheon-dong Stone Buddha Statue’. We estimate that the Buddha statue was made around the 11th century.

It is also called ‘Jebiwon Maitreya’ because it is a statue of Buddha in the Jeniwon.

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Through the back tunnel, You can enter the body of a stone Buddha statue.

coin is stuck in the rock
coin is stuck in the rock

There is a strange rock, but a coin is stuck in the rock. From 100 won to 500 won, it is a form of making a wish after putting it on here.

Icheon-dong Stone Buddha Statue
Icheon-dong Stone Buddha Statue

It is said that the body is carved on the natural rock and the head is made separately. If you look closely at the body below, you will see that it is indistinctly engraved.

Icheon-dong Stone Buddha Statue
Icheon-dong Stone Buddha Statue

If you look closely, the head of the Buddha statue is completely preserved, but there is no side or back.

I heard that the head was made separately and how did people move that heavy stone to the top of that rock? I wonder how many people were mobilized and what kind of technology was put into it, and it’s amazing.

It looks huge, solemn and majestic.

Current StatusĀ 
[Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong]
Treasures No.115 (Designated on January 21, 1963)

Closed 
N/A (Open all year round)

Admission Fees
Free

Homepage
http://en.tourandong.com/


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