Gyeongju Seokbinggo

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Gyeongju Seokbinggo
Korea-Gyeongju Seokbinggo-Entrance-01.jpg
The entrance of Gyeongju Seokbinggo
Korean name
Hangul 경주석빙고
Hanja 慶州石氷庫
Revised Romanization Gyeongju Seokbinggo
McCune–Reischauer Kyongju Sokpinggo

The Gyeongju Seokbinggo is a seokbinggo or ice house located in the neighborhood of Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. It literally means "stone ice storage" in Korean.[1]

Gyeongju Seokbinggo was originally built as a wooden storage in the Wolseong Fortress by the buyun (부윤, county magistrate) Jo Myeong-gyeom (조명겸) in 1738, the 14th year of King Yeongjo's reign during the Joseon Dynasty. It was moved to the current place four years later, which can be verified by the keystone scripts on the entrance and the monument standing next to the storage. The old seokbinggo site still remains about 100m west from the current one.[2][3][4][5]

The Gyeongju Seokbinggo has been designated as the 66th Treasure of South Korea in 1963 and is managed by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Gyeongju.[1]


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  1. ^ a b (in Korean) Gyeongju seokbinggo at Doosan Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Gyeongju Seokbinggo (Stone ice storage in Gyeongju) Gyeongju U-tourism Organization
  3. ^ Scientific Invention The Overseas Koreans Foundation
  4. ^ (in Korean) Gyeongju seokbinggo at Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
  5. ^ Downtown Gyeongju Vicinity Kyeongbuk Tourism Development Corporation

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Coordinates: 35°50′00″N 129°13′26″E / 35.8332°N 129.2240°E / 35.8332; 129.2240