Chongrung Temple

Chongrung Temple

a not very authentic Buddhist site in a mostly irreligious North Korea

Location: 

Chongrung Temple, Pyongyang, North Korea

Duration: 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Chongrungsa Buddhist Temple: only religious institute I've seen
  2. Religion in North Korea: one of the least religious nations
  3. Freedom of Religion: on paper yes, in reality, nobody knows
  4. My visit: quick peek into the temple, lighting some incense
  5. My experience: quite nicely restored but not very authentic

Image sources

  1. Chongrung Temple complex
  2. Selfie with a Buddha statue
  3. Only monk at the temple
  4. Buddhist wall paintings
  5. Local guide in a traditional robe

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