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Pohyonsa Temple

Hyangsan, Hyangsan, North Korea
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A Pleasant Stroll Through the Temple Complex

We visited here after spending almost two hours in the International Friendship Exhibition Hall... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Saricie_Q
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Taipei, Taiwan
Charming Buddhist Temple

It comes as a surprise that there are Buddhist temples and Buddhist monks in the DPRK. This is a... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
gyanfernando
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited here after spending almost two hours in the International Friendship Exhibition Hall, which is walking distance from here. Compared to the stuffiness of the Exhibition Hall, it is a pleasant change to walk around the historic temples surrounded by scenic Mount Myohyang. Since...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

It comes as a surprise that there are Buddhist temples and Buddhist monks in the DPRK. This is a charming and rather historic temple in the style of temples as seen in South Korea. There are copies of the Buddhist text the Tripitaka the ancient...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Most tour groups stop here after visiting the International Friendship Exhibit, and it's a pleasant surprise. The temples are beautiful, the scenery is great, and it's interesting to learn that there are Buddhist monks in North Korea.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This temple was the second place visit after the visit of the Mount Myohyang visit. this place s one of the most beautiful places to see on my north Korean trip.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Good to visit somewhere in the DPRK which isn't all about the great leaders. The Temple is in beautiful scenery and is a bit of peace in a hectic tour.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

So a lot of people might think that Kimilsungism is the only relegion in DPRK. This is not true. A vast amount of people is Buddhist, a relegion allowed and supported by the NK government. The Pohyon temple is absolutely magnifficent with a very nice...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

A Buddhist temple inside the Myohyang area, dated back in the old Koryo dynasty. Some of the temples were being destroyed during the Korean War but was being rebuilt. One of the examples would be the taeung hall, a 1765 built hall which was being...More

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Buddhist temple telling you the history of the religion in North Korea it has some nice and interesting statues. its also very relaxing

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

This is one of the compulsory places to visit in the package tour if the tour includes a visit to Mount Myohyang. Pohyon Temple was founded under the Koryo dynasty in 1024. This place is so quiet, peaceful and beautiful with the vast area of well maintained...More

Thank NSEL
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