Architecture

Spotlight: Sungnyong Temple

Sungnyong Temple (formerly called Tangun Temple) stands in Central District of Pyongyang beside Sungin Temple. Built in 1429, the temple was a place used for rituals and ceremonies worshipping ancient King Tangun who founded the first Korean state. The temple was rebuilt in 1714. The temple showcases the magnificent architectural skills of the Korean ancestors and adds to the lovely national aesthetic of the capital. It is located in the area of the Pyongyang Students and Children’s Palace, the Grand People’s Study House, and the Mansudae Fountain Park.

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