Friday, August 16, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Hyonrung (Hyollung, Tomb of King Wanggon)

A tomb of Emperor Taejo from the 10th century with ornate decorations. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.9858 N 126.5055 E Categories: Cemeteries Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, North Hwanghae,...

Hyonjongrung (Tomb of King Kongmin)

Elaborate and well preserved royal mausoleum, built in 1365 - 1372. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.9825 N 126.4732 E Categories: Cemeteries Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, North Hwanghae, west...

Dangun Mausoleum (Tangun)

A purported tomb of Dangun - the founder of the first Korean kingdom. The enormous complex includes the 22 m high and 50 m...

Cherŭng Royal Tomb

A mausoleum from the 15th century where is buried wife of the first ruler of Joseon dynasty. Adorned with granite carvings. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.8966 N...

Anak Tomb No.3. (Kogukwon Mausoleum)

A mausoleum of Goguryeo from 357 AD, with valuable inscriptions and fine murals. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.4491 N 125.5082 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries Values: Archaeology, Art, Visual Rating: Where is...

Anrung

A well-preserved royal burial from the 10th century. Contains guardian statues and murals, including a mural on ceiling showing stars. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.9495 N 126.5549...

Woljong temple

A magnificent Buddhist temple which was founded in the 9th century, most buildings rebuilt in the 15th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.4561 N 125.2992 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Sungin Hall

A large shrine, built in 1325. Fine example of elaborate Korean architeture of these times. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0247 N 125.7511 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Songbul-sa temple

A Korean Buddhist temple, founded in 898 AD, contains some of the oldest wooden buildings in the country, e.g. Ungjin Hall, built in 1327. Location,...

Ryongtong-sa

An important Korean Buddhist temple, founded by Chontae Buddhist sect in 1027. Restored in 2005, consists of 26 buildings. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0420 N 126.5770 E Categories: Buddhist...