Podok Hermitage

The Podok Hermitage is a mountain hermitage in Naegang-ri, Kumgang-gun, North Korea. First built during the Koguryo period, it was rebuilt in 1675. The one room building is supported by a single copper pole. The structure is in the middle of a 20-metre-high cliff, leaning against the rock in front of the Podok Grotto. [1]

Since the hermitage's construction in 627, solitary Buddhist monks lived in the structure, looking down at the valley through a hole in the floor. [2]

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See also


  1. ^ "Podok Hermitage". Naenara-KCNA. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ Willoughby, Robert (2014). North Korea. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 286. ISBN 1841624764.
Korean Buddhist temples

Buddhist temples are an important part of the Korean landscape. This article gives a brief overview of Korean Buddhism, then describes some of the more important temples in Korea. Most Korean temples have names ending in -sa (사, 寺), which means "temple" in Sino-Korean.

Many temples, like Sudeoksa, offer visitors a Temple Stay program.

National Treasure (North Korea)

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