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Pohyon Temple in Mt. Myohyang

Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) — Pohyon Temple in Mt. Myohyang was built in the 11th century and subsequently rebuilt many times. The temple was named after the Bodhisattva of Pohyon.

Visitors have to pass Jogye, Haethal and Chonwang gates to reach Taeung hall at the temple.
When you pass through Chonwang gate you will find a nine-storied quadrangular pagoda.
Between Manse Pavilion and Taeung Hall stands an 8.58-metre-high 13-storied octagonal pagoda. At its base each side of the pagoda is 1.2 metres long.
To the right of Taeung Hall stand Kwanum Hall and Ryongsan Hall. There you will see the images of Sakyamuni, Bodhisattva, Buddha’s disciples and others. To the right of Ryongsan Hall stands Suchung Temple where memorial services were held for the great Buddhist Priest Sosan, the commander of a righteous volunteers’ army unit at the time of the Imjin Patriotic War (1592-1598), and Samyongdang, Choyong and others. The great Buddhist priest Sosan, at the age of 70, led monk volunteers and played a major part in routing the invaders at a battle near the walled city of Pyongyang.
In front of Suchung Temple are a history museum and a bell house.

Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nemethv/23332302372/

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