August 06, 2020
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Historical relics in Mt Taesong area

Date: 02/07/2020 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

In the area of Mt Taesong in Pyongyang, there are lots of historical relics showing the might and developed culture of Koguryo Kingdom, which existed from 277 BC to AD 668.

Among them are the Taesongsan Fort, the site of Anhak Palace, the Kwangbop Temple and the tombs with murals which were registered on the World Cultural Heritage list.

They are under good protection as the relics of national treasure value and preservation importance.

The Kwangbop Temple is a Buddhist temple built in 392 during the reign of Kwanggaetho, the 24th king of Koguryo.

It was completely destroyed due to the indiscriminate bombings by enemies during the 1950-1953 Fatherland Liberation War.

O Hye Son, directress of the Taesongsan Heritage Management Office, said that President Kim Il Sung underscored the need to restore the temple to its original state in 1989, examined the tentative plan of the temple and gave detailed instructions on matters relating to its reconstruction.

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