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wood blocks
Haein-sa
Tripitaka Koreana
Goryeo Buddhist canon
birch blocks


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750 Years Old - the Tripitaka Koreana

750 Years Old - the Tripitaka Koreana
There are over 80,000 carved wooden blocks. Each is effectively one page. They were carved around 1250, after a previous set was destroyed by Mongolian invaders. The treated birch blocks are housed in an ingenious ventilation structure which minimises variations in humidity, allowing visitors to gain glimpses of the incredible collection.

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