Buddhism had always had strong support in the farming population of the olden days, with its centres banished from the political capital of Choseon it was only natural that its monasteries and temples (신전, or Shinjoen in Korean) would take root on and around mountains.
Abbey House, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The Saxon Arch with path leading through to the Main House. Yew and boxwood topiary. Henry VIII took the property of monasteries and abbeys while creating his own church, probably this influenced this beautiful place. Photo by John Glover