Located at Ungilsan (Mt. Ungil), Sujongsa is a temple built in accordance with the directive of the king in 1458.
A Palgak Ocheung Seoktab (Octagonal five-story stone pagoda) and an octagonal Buddha remained in the temple today.
Fifteen gilded-copper Buddhist statues and accompanying rooms for the Joseon dynasty have been removed from the stone pagoda.
A cheongjaho (pot) and dogeum eunje yukgakgam (hexagonal silver-gilded material, designated as Treasure #259) from the Goryeo dynasty, which were found in the Buddha, were also removed.
All of these items are now preserved in the National Museum of Korea.
The topmost pillar of the octagonal Buddha consists of Boju, Boryun and Bokbal (Ornaments).
A dragon is carved in high relief on the surface of the modified circular skirt. A special feature of this Buddha is that its base has only two layers of stones, of upper and lower parts, in contrast to the bases of other Buddhas which generally have upper, middle and lower stone layers.
In this regard, its construction is similar to that of the Buddha for the Buddhist Saint Muhak, built in the early Joseon dynasty and located nearby.