This temple is over 1,000 years old. According to legend, King Wang Kun (founder of the Koryo Dynasty) hid in a cave near this area of Ap-san after being defeated in a major battle. By escaping capture, he was able to later regroup his forces and overthrow the Shilla Kingdom.

After establishing his own dynasty, he built this temple and named it Eunjeok-sa (meaning "temple of the hiding king") in remembrance of his hiding place. Although rather small, the main worship hall (Daeung-ju) and shrine to other gods (Ch'ilseong-gak) contain several well painted pictures.


Eunjeok-sa, Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea.
Temple Tel: 653-1572

By Bus
City bus numbers 616, 616-1, 910.