Photographer's Note

Kwanum-sa is a Buddhist temple. Founded in A.D. 970 by Tanmun, a revered monk of Koryo-dynasty, it stands on the slopes of Cheonma mountain in Pakyon-ri, Kaesong-si, North Korea. Besides Daewungjeon(the main sanctuary of a temple), The temple has many historic treasures including a seven storied stone pagoda and a Buddhist nunnery.

This picture was taken when I was doing the Kaesung tour last year, a few months after the tour was discontinued by North Korea. Those two guys who are showing their back are North Korean guides, but they were quite friendly to South Koreans. It surprised me a lot that they treated us with respect.

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