Tourist Guide Information

Anguksa Temple (Muju) (안국사 (무주))

Anguksa Temple (Muju) (안국사 (무주))

  • Zip Code : 55528
  • Phone number : +82-63-322-6162
  • Homepage (Korean, English)
  • Address : 1050, Sanseong-ro, Jeoksang-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
  • Driving directions : [Bus]
    From Dong Seoul Terminal, take the bus towards Yeongdong.
    - Take the bus bound for Muju. (travel time 30min)
    - Take the city bus towards Jeonju.
    - Get off at Seochang.

As the only temple in Jeoksangsan (or Mt. Jeoksang), Anguksa Temple was built in 1227 (during the 3rd year of King Chungryeol’s reign) by Monk Wolin. A secret historical archives, called Sagak, was built to store Joseonwangjo Sillok (annals of the Joseon Dynasty) in 1614 (during the 6th year of King Gwanghaegun’s reign) within the mountain, while Seonukgak was built in 1641 (during the 19th year of King Injo’s reign) to store Seonwonrok (royal genealogical records). The two sites were designated as Jeoksangsan Historical Archives during the Joseon Dynasty. Hoguksa Temple was also built at that time to prevent accidents from affecting the archives. The temple, along with the existing Anguksa Temple, was used to house monk soldiers who protected the archives.

Because of the construction of Muju Power Plant, Anguksa Temple was relocated to the Hoguksa Temple site and rebuilt in 1995. Consisting of 15 buildings, the temple is surrounded by Sanjeong Lake. Boasting exquisite fall foliage, the temple can be easily reached by vehicle along a paved road. The nearby attractions include Muju Resort and Muju Gucheondong Valley.

Tourist site
  • Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-63-322-6162
  • Day off : N/A (Open all year round)
  • Experience guide : [Templestay]
    - Retreat program
    - One-day temple life program
    * If more than 4 people register, lunch (balwoo gongyang: communal Buddhist meal service) program is available.

    * Choose one option among explanation of Anguksa Temple Cultural Asset, making lantern-cup, Jeoksangsan Mountain tour, or Jeoksangsanseong Fortress visit

    Experiential program
    - Anguksa Temple Martial Art Templestay
    * Operates on Saturday and Sunday (2 days, 1 night)
    * Reservation:
    * Inquiries: +82-63-322-6162
  • Parking facilities : Available
  • Admission Fees
  • Interpretation Services Offered
    Not available