Seokbinggo Stone Ice Storage Description
Seokbinggo means a freezer made of rocks. It is an ancient refrigerator only in Korea. It is located in Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Era (BC57-AD935). Although humble and simple in appearance, but you will not be disappointed at the entrance of the freezer. The cold can be felt from inside the structure.
Half of the structure is underground while the other half is above ground. The floor, walls, and ceiling are made of granite and have an airway. The limestone walls keep off moisture and water. The slanted floor allows melted ice to funnel out. Frozen ice was popular for the upper class. The ice storage is believed to have been made at least 1,500 years ago. Seokbbingo has been designated as National Treasure No. 66.
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