Buddhism in Korea:

Number of Buddhists in South Korea (2015): 7.62 Million

Height in feet of Maitreya Buddha statue at Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul: 75

Year when milk sprayed from a monk’s beheaded corpse, an omen that led the early Korean kingdom of Silla to establish Buddhism as the official religion: 527

Number of Buddhist artworks that Queen Munjeong commissioned in 1563: 400

Number of these commissioned artworks still extant today: 6

Number of Tricycle subscribers: 12

Data from Statistica, Korean Temple Guide, Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Culture, and Buddhist Channel

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