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|The temple located upon Maisan Mountain was called Sangwonsa Temple during the early Joseon Dynasty and was later known as Jeongmyeongam Hermitage. According to the Korean Language Society, the temple began to be called Eunsusa (meaning ‘Silver Water Temple’) after King Taejo (the founder of the Joseon Dynasty) visited the temple and remarked that the water flowing nearby was as clean and smooth as pure silver.
The temple is home to the largest known Beopgo (Buddhist drum used for rituals), which was produced in 1982. A stone sculpture and a statue of Granny Samsin (a goddess that looks after babies’ births and keeps them healthy) also stand at the temple. However, the temple’s most treasured assets are its two Natural Monuments: Emerald Gaiety (a climbing vine, Natural Monument No. 380) and the Cheongsil Pear Tree (Natural Monument No. 386). Reverse icicles, though found all over the mountainsides, are most readily and abundantly found in the Eunsusa Temple area.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Maisan Provincial Park Parking Lot|
fees to Cultural Assets (Maisan Tapgun & Geumdangsa)
Adults: 3,000 won / Group: 2,800 won
Youths: 2,000 won / Group: 1,600 won
Children: 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
※ Group: 30 or more people
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Small cars: 2,000 won
Bus: 3,000 won
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Jinan.
* Bus Schedule: 06:05-21:05, 10-15min intervals
From Jinan Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Maisan.
* Bus Schedule: 07:30, 07:50-18:00, 40min intervals
(Bus bound for Maisan Tapsa: runs 3 times a day)