Monday, August 19, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

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...

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,...