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Korean Buddhist temples


North Korea

It is reported, that many churches and temples have been taken over by the state. Once the government controls these buildings, they are used for secular use. Only a few temples are still in use, but they are considered national treasures. There are also some temples in remote areas. All in all, there are 300 temples,1 but only in a few are religious services permitted.

  • Pohyonsa at Myohyang-san keeps a translation of the Tripitaka Koreana
  • Sangwon Hermitage, Kumgang Hermitage, Habiro Hermitage at Myohyang-san
  • Kwangpo temple in Pyongyang
  • Kaesong temple
  • Kaesim temple at Chilbo-san
  • Sungnyong temple and Sungin temple in Pyongyang
  • Shingyesa in the Kŭmgangsan area
  • Songbulsa
  • Shimwonsa
  • Podoksa
  • Wŏljŏngsa on Kuwol-san
  • Japok temple
  • Ankuk temple
  • Chunghŭng temple
  • Hongbok temple


  • Monk in the Main Buddha Hall of the temple

  • A mountain temple

  • Bongeunsa Temple, Seoul

  • Buddhist drum

  • First Gate. Iljumun at Beopjusa Temple.

  • Second Gate. Guardian gate at Sudeoksa Temple.

  • Final Gate. Geumgangmun Gate at Beopjusa Temple.

See also

  • List of Korea-related topics
  • Three Jewel Temples of Korea


  1. ↑ Human Rights Practices Retrieved April 9, 2008.


  • Han'guk Kwan'gwang Kongsa. 1996. Exploring Korean Buddhist temples. Seoul, Korea: Korea National Tourism Organization. OCLC: 53022956
  • International Dharma Instructors Association. 1995. Guide to Korean Buddhist temples. Seoul, Korea: Jogye Order Pub. ISBN 9788986821130
  • Wilkinson, Philip, and Steve Teague. 2003. Buddhism. DK eyewitness guides. New York: DK Pub. ISBN 9780789498342

External Links

All links retrieved April 23, 2018.