[KS] Naksan Temple

Lauren W. Deutsch lwdeutsch at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 6 15:13:57 EDT 2005

In an interesting exchange about this, a Korean friend said "they" think it was North Koreans ... is this type of maliciousness ... or the rumour of such ... regular hearsy, or is the incident more a factor of the lack of awareness that smoking and careless campfire building can cause forest fires?
-----Original Message-----
From: Brother Anthony <ansonjae at ccs.sogang.ac.kr>
Sent: Apr 5, 2005 6:19 PM
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Subject: [KS] Naksan Temple

Members of this list might like to spare a moment to grieve for the almost total destruction of Naksan
Temple yesterday in one of the many forest fires that are always a major feature of each year's
Tree-Planting Day. Months of drought and a gale-force wind, plus the absence of any kind of fire-breaks
between forest and temple or between sections of forest helped of course. Two of the 20 or so halls are
reported to have survived.

Brother Anthony
Sogang University, Seoul

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