Woljong Buddhist Temple North Korea
Perhaps the most important Buddhist shrine in Korea, the Woljong Temple was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the 15th.

Taken from What is Korean Buddhism:

One of the more recent masters, Han-am (1876-1951), lived here. When he was a 22, while on a journey to the Diamond Mountains (traditionally very important to Buddhists, now in North Korea), he suddenly got the strong impression that he should become a monk. So he ordained immediately and lived most of his life at Woljong-sa.

During the Korean war, when the Korean army was sent, he saved part of the temple. As the soldiers came to execute their orders to destroy the temple, the master put on his ceremonial monk's robes and went into one of the halls. The solders ordered him to come out but he replied, "You are soldiers, you have to follow orders, it is your duty. I am a monk, so my duty is to keep this hall, so please burn it and go." The soldiers couldn't bring themselves to destroy it, so they only burnt one door. The master then returned to the hermitage where he stayed. On his way there he stuck his stick in the ground and it has since grown into a fine tree, a maple.
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