There is also the Phyohun Temple in Mt Kumgang among the old historic and cultural relics in Korea.
This temple built in 670 was called Shinrim Temple at first and well-known as one of the 4 temples in Mt Kumgang such as Changan Temple, Singye Temple and Yujom Temple.
The Phyohun Temple built in peculiar matching to the scenery at the entrance of the Manpok Valley shows the wooden architecture of Korea in the middle ages and the sense of beauty of our ancestors well.
Originally it has more than 20 buildings, but now there remained only Panyabo Hall, Ryongsan Hall, Myongbu Hall, Rungpha Pavilion, Osil Pavilion, Sansin Pavilion, Pando Room and etc.
The Myongwol Shrine which was between Panyabo Hall, the main building of the temple and Rungpa Pavilion and the statue of Buddhist saint Bopgi of 3 meters high were burnt away by the barbarian bombing of the enemy during the Fatherland Liberation War.
The Phyohun Temple is reasonably harmonized with the buildings of hip-saddle roof and saddle roof generally on the central axis of the south and the north, which shows the variations.
The Panyabo Hall is the building with 3 blocked walls in front and side each, which are different in width, on the stylobate of well-trimmed stones. And the ornamental elements are all thick matching to its great size of the buildings.
There had been a lot of valuable cultural relics, among which the iron tower with engraved 53 images of Buddha and the brass steamer of 500 kuns in weight of steaming the rice of 40 mals in weight all at once and so on, were robbed by the Japanese aggressors.