Museums of Korean History and Culture
The Bell of King Seongdeok, a massive bronze bell, the largest in Korea. It was also known as the Emile Bell, after a legend about its casting, and as the Bell of Bongdeoksa Temple, where it was first housed. It was cast in 771 CE, during the reign of King Hyegong and measures 3.33 metres high, 2.27 metres in diameter, has a wall thickness of 11 to 25 centimetres and a weight of 18.9 tons. It is housed in a pavilion on the grounds of Gyeongju National Museum.