Domestic Tourism North Korea

An interesting photo series showing North Koreans on a domestic tour at the Pohyon-sa Buddhist temple at Mt. Myohyang. This 11th century temple is considered an important North Korean historic treasure, and although taken over by the state, it still houses important religious texts and a few active monks (at least I hope they are active and not actors).

North Korean Tour at Pohyon Buddhist Temple

North Korean Tour at Pohyon Buddhist Temple

North Korean Tour at Pohyon Buddhist Temple

Girl in Pink Dress at Temple

Girl in Pink Dress at Temple

Pohyon Temple Tour Group

Pohyon Buddhist Temple

2 responses

  1. I’ve read that monks at these monasteries do tend to be actors :P Kind of like the DPRK “fans” at sporting events played outside the DPRK.

    I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love your photography and commentary and I want my readers to know about your blog. http://epa82.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/you-wouldnt-call-me-versatile-if-you-saw-me-do-math/ If you want to pass it on (which I completely understand if you don’t because it’s a bit of a pain and may not fit into your milieu), write a post listing fifteen blogs you like and tell seven things about yourself. Whether you do it or not, I love your blog!

    December 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  2. I’m actually writing a post about the citizen actors in North Korea – I’m not convinced either way on the issue, but I plan to post some pics of those we had suspected.

    And thanks for the shout out – it’s always appreciated, although you are right, I’m super busy with work and not all that social with other blogs to feel that I can pass it on.

    December 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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