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Pohyon Temple in North Korea

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Tour guides claim the bullet marks in this ancient tablet are from U.S. aircraft during the Korean War, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)
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Tour guides claim the bullet marks in this ancient tablet are from U.S. aircraft during the Korean War, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)

Pohyon Temple dates back to the 11th century, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)
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Pohyon Temple dates back to the 11th century, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)

The temple for centuries was one of the greatest centers of Buddhism in the northern part of the Korean peninsula, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)
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The temple for centuries was one of the greatest centers of Buddhism in the northern part of the Korean peninsula, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)

The 13-level Sokka Pagoda, erected in the 14th century, is designated as a National Treasure by North Korea's government, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)
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The 13-level Sokka Pagoda, erected in the 14th century, is designated as a National Treasure by North Korea's government, Hyangsan, North Korea, July 24, 2013. (Steve Herman/VOA)

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