Friday, August 9, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Ryangchon Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 753. Three ornate buildings remain - Taeung Hall, Manse Pavillion and Muryangsu Hall. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.4264 N 127.1957 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Pyohun-sa

The only large Buddhist temple in this part of country, which survived the Korean War. Founded in the 7th century, contains many values of...

Pohyon-sa

A Korean Buddhist temple, established in 1024. Pilgrimage site with numerous very ornate buildings. Contains the nine-story Tabo Pagoda which was built in 1044...

Kwanum-sa

A Korean Buddhist temple, founded in 970 AD. Temple built in 1393, contains many valuable relics. Includes Kwanum Cave with ancient statues. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0856...

Kaesim Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 826, a repository of many Buddhist art items. Contains six buildings, built mainly in late medieval times. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.0541...

Jongyang Temple

A Buddhist temple in mountains, founded sometimes around 600 AD. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.6320 N 128.0628 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, Kangwon, in the...

Anhwa-sa

The only intact Korean Buddhist temple in Kaesong city. Built in 930, contains many valuables. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0024 N 126.5498 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Anguk-sa

A Buddhist temple complex, founded in 503, rebuilt reveral times. Here grows old ginkgo tree which was planted around 1400. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.3009 N 125.8266...

Taehungsan Fortress

An enormous castle - fortress with some 10 km of stone walls, built several millenia ago. Major part of walls collapsed and in ruins. Location,...

Taedongmun

The remaining eastern gate of Pyongyang castle. Originally built in the 6th century, current gate is built in 1635. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0226 N 125.7567 E Categories: City...