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Tourists and monks meditate at Mihwangsa temple south of Seoul. Picture: AFP/Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism

Temple stays in South Korea toughen tourists

…there was “room for conflict” in the government subsidising a program associated with one particular religion. “There clearly is a…

Korea in brief

…history of their lineage. Religion Korea has been influenced by four three major religions: an indigenous shamanism called Mugyo, followed…

Korean Wedding Traditions

Korean Wedding Traditions

…Beliefs Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Constitution, and many of the world’s major religions are active in Korea….

Buddhism was adopted as the state religion in 372 CE by King Sosurim, and its influence is visible in the early Buddhist schools of China, Tibet, and Japan.

Seokguram Grotto

…Buddhism was adopted as the state religion in 372 CE by King Sosurim, and its influence is visible in…

Buddhism was introduced to Korea by the Former Qin of China in the late 4th century CE. It quickly blended with the indigenous Shamanistic religion and the resulting focus on nature remains to this day.

Bongeunsa Temple

…century CE. It quickly blended with the indigenous Shamanistic religion and the resulting focus on nature remains to this day….