Pyohon Temple

North Korea

The most historically important Buddhist temple in western North Korea, the Pyohon Temple complex dates back to 1044, with numerous renovations over the centuries. It features several small pagodas and a large hall housing images of Buddha, as well as a museum that sports a collection of woodblocks from the Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka Koreana. It’s just a short walk from the International Friendship Exhibition, at the entrance to Sangwon Valley.