Myohyang-san    묘향산
the sacred "Mysterious-Fragrance Mountain"
Northern Home of the Bodhisattva of Benevolent Action
from a North Korean tourism brochure, mid-1990s
Bohyeon-sa Temple, with its famous 13-storey octagonal Pagoda, is the
most important of the many monasteries at Myohyang-san.  Situated below
Beobwang-bong [Dharma-King Peak], it especially enshrines
Bohyeon-
bosal
[the Bodhisattva of Benevolent Action], making this northern
mountain the "Home" of that deity, comparable to Emei-shan of China.
Geumganggul-am [Diamond-Cave Hermitage] at the foot of
Cheontae-gol
[Heaven-Grand Valley], below Cheontae-bong Peak
Sangwon-am [Above-the-Ordinary Hermitage] halfway up Sangwon
Valley above Bohyeon-sa, going towards Beobwang-bong Peak.  
Note the "Chilseong-gak" on the right!  I wonder what's inside...
Hiking on a high Myohyang-san trail -- from a slide I bought in China in 1983.
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