Hidden on the southern slope of Bonghwangsan, one of South Korea's most famed temples is a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. Constructed during King Munmu's reign in 676, the temple has been renovated several times since. A large site with gorgeous scenery, it is considered a "masculine" temple. Several national treasures are included in the temple complex, including the second-oldest wooden structure and some of the oldest murals in the country. At the entrance to the temple, you'll see 108 steps between the Cheonwang and Anyang gates. They represent redemption from agony and evil passions through 108 cycles. The Muryangsujeong (the "Hall of Eternal Life"), which houses a clay Buddha statue made during the Goryeo Dynasty, is one of the oldest wooden structures in the country. The bus will drop you off at the small enclave of shops, restaurants, and accommodations below the temple.