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Historical and Cultural Heritage of Gongju City, South Korea

Time:2020-04-17   Source:www.cnicif.com

Chungnam Craft Cooperative Chungnam Craft Cooperative (the same as CNCC) is a special corporation founded in 1995 by craft companies based in Chungcheongnam-do. CNCC, which leads the craft culture industry in Chungcheongnam-do, is based in Gongju City.

Gongju City was the capital of the ancient country Baekje (18BC~660). Baekje had the most delicate and sophisticated culture of its time. In recognition of this, in 2015, the Baekje Historic Area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CNCC operates a Baekje Cultural Products Store in the Baekje Historic Area. Baekje Cultural Products Store is the world's only specialized retail store for Baekje Cultural Products.

CNCC wants to spread the history and culture of Baekje to the world, and to display several national treasures (official replicas or official souvenirs) and historical and cultural products related to Baekje.

For more details, please call 0755 - 83521157 or send email to icif@cnicif.com.


A large incense (the officially made 1:1 replica)

Price:60,000 RMB

Size:64cm in height, 11.8kg in weight  

This artifact was excavated in 1993 at the temple site near Naseong Fortress of Baekje and the ancient tombs in Neungsan-ri with the help of the Buyeo National Museum.


This is a pair of golden ornaments of a crown made in the Baekje period. (the officially made 2:1 replica)

Price: 2,000RMB

Size 1: 30.7cm in height, 14cm in width

Size 2: 29.2cm in height, 13.6cm in width

They were excavated from the Royal Tomb of King Muryeong in Gongju. This tomb was built for King Muryeong, the 25th king of the Baekje Dynasty who reigned from 501 to 522, and his queen.


A souvenir with the motif of "Stone Guardian from the Tomb of King Muryeong"

Price: 50 RMB

Size: 30.8cm in height, 49cm in length, 22cm in width

It was discovered in the central aisle of the Tomb of King Muryeong, the 25th king of Baekje. Stone animal statues refer to those that are usually placed in front of a tomb or palace or inside of a tomb, but stones piled up around a tomb or stone images carved on the base part of stone pagodas are also considered stone animal statues.

It’s the first stone animal statue that was used as a guardian of a tomb to be excavated in Korea.


A souvenir with the motif of "Five-story Stone Pagoda at  Jeongnimsa Temple Site, Buyeo"

Prize: 300 RMB

This elegant five-story stone pagoda of the Baekje period exhibits a refined structural beauty. The pagoda is regarded as an extremely precious heritage, being one of only two extant stone pagodas of the Baekje Period.


A souvenir with the motif of "Gilt-bronze Pensive Maitreya Bodhisattva"

Prize: 850 RMB

Size: 93.5cm in height

As one of the two largest gilt-bronze statues of Buddha in meditation made before the modern period. Wearing a crown of three peaks, it  is also called the Tri-peak Pensive Buddha. Art historians believe that the statue was made probably during the late Three Kingdoms  Period (57BC-668).



Silver cup was excavated from the tomb of King Muryeong in Baekje.

Prize: 2,000 RMB

Three parts of copper alloy base, silver cup and lid were made separately.


Cheolhwa Buncheongware (the officially made 1:1 replica)

Prize: 2,000 RMB

The Gyeryong-san Ceramics Village, located in the skirt of Mt. Gyeryong, is the largest production area of Cheollhwa Buncheong ware of Korea as well as the origin of Cheollhwa Buncheong ware that has flourished in Mt. Gyeryong in the beginning and middle of the Chosun Dynasty. Cheolhwa Buncheong ware is the root of Gyeryong-san  Ceramics Village.