Korea’s Religious Places

Many visitors to South Korea are often surprised by the abundance of religious buildings and sites they see around them. While Buddhist temples are the most ornate, Confucian shrines and graveyards can also be seen in the countryside. In both cities and rural areas, Christian churches can be found every couple of blocks. While the main religions, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity are easily visible to the visiting eye, traditional beliefs such as shamanism can also be found if one knows where to look. This book will take you on a tour of the famous and typical religious sites of the four main traditions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Shamanism, as well as other religions.