First built in 1101 during the Koryo Dynasty, this temple was rebuilt in 1403 in memory of Korea's founders. During the ... More
First built in 1101 during the Koryo Dynasty, this temple was rebuilt in 1403 in memory of Korea's founders. During the Korean War, the building was burnt down but later rebuilt again, this time by Buddhist nuns in 1964. Presently, 15 nuns live here. Inside the temple, there are living quarters and four small halls including the Kstitigarbha with all the judges, a shrine for the Bodhisattva who alleviates suffering in the nether regions. People come here to light lamps in memory of the departed. There is also a shrine for Amitabha, the deity of Pure Land Buddhism, with all the enlightened disciples.
Located in downtown Seoul, across from City Hall, this palace was built as the main residence for the kings of
the early Chosun Dynasty. Among all the palaces in Seoul, this palace exhibits the first Western style building, Sokjojon, ...
The War Memorial of Korea is one of the biggest war museums in the world. Visitors can enjoy two exhibition
areas: one indoors and the other outdoors. With all the different displays, visitors will almost feel like they had ...
Myungdong Cathedral was the first redbrick building to be constructed in Seoul. It is located in one of the most
affluent shopping districts in Korea. Consecrated in 1898, it was built in the Gothic style and took four years ...