the fabled & spectacular "Diamond Mountains"
of North Korea, now partially open for international tourism
|Jeongyang-sa Temple, with a six-sided shrine (similar to the Dokseong-gak of Haein-sa)
in-between the Main Hall and the stone pagoda -- a unique arrangement.
|the Oknyeo-tang [Jade-Maiden Bathing-Pool]
of Okryu-dong [Jade Pavilion Village] Valley
|Yanghwa-sa Temple's Main Hall, with unique portraits of Sages
|a fascinating first-hand travelogue, with map, from 1892 from one of the first
westerners to ever visit Geumgang-san -- and the map gives us further evidence
that Seorak-san was considered to be the southern half of the Diamond Mountains
|Good photos of Geumgang-san area Seolbong-san Seokwang-sa Temple
설봉산 석왕사, in Gosan-gun County, founded 1386 as a major temple