Mountain of Seven Buddhist Treasures
on the east coast of North Korea
Gaeshim-sa [Opening-the-Mind/Heart Temple], the principal historic monastery
here, with what appears to be a small Sanshin-gak beside the main hall.
This sacred mountain is a North Korean National Park, and the United Nations
World Tourism Organization is working on a project to assist its opening and
development for international visits. However, the October 2006 explosion that
was claimed to be a test of a nuclear weapon was conducted just south of here, a
factor that is not very auspicious for the future of this area as a tourism attraction...