Songbulsa

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Songbulsa
Chosŏn'gŭl 성불사
Hancha
Revised Romanization Seongbulsa
McCune–Reischauer Sŏngbulsa

Sŏngbul-sa is a Korean Buddhist temple in Sariwŏn, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It is located within the castle on Mt. Jŏngbang and was founded in 898 AD. The temple consists of six buildings, some of which are among the oldest wooden buildings in North Korea.

Rebuilt in 1374, this pavilion sits on a raised stone platform and features delicate paintings, cow-tongue eaves, and doors with carved flower grilles. A Koryo period five-story stone pagoda stands in front of it.

Rebuilt in 1327, Ungjin Shrine is one of the oldest wooden buildings in North Korea. The long, spacious hall sits on a raised platform, and is a paradigm of Koryo architecture.

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Coordinates: 38°34′51″N 125°45′04″E / 38.58083°N 125.75111°E / 38.58083; 125.75111