Tourist Attractions per Theme

Heritage Mireugam Hermitage

WriterAdministratorDate11/11/2014

Mireugam Hermitage1
  • Location

    Uijeongbu

  • Address

    94, Gosan-ro 65beon-gil, Uijeongbu-si

  • TEL

    +82-31-841-8001

Mireugam Hermitage, the Gyeonggi-do Traditional Temple No. 76, is located in Gosan-dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is not known when it was built. In accordance with the legend, a Maitreya statue was found when a farmer was cultivating his field during King Sejo’s reign in the Joseon period. It was reported to King Sejo. Then, King Sejo ordered Shin Sukju to build the temple. Shin Sukju built the temple by supporting the great monk Hyeam and named the temple Mireugam Hermitage. When considering the legend, it was estimated that the temple was built in 1460, during King Sejo’s reign. The monk Unsong renovated the temple in the 28th year of King Gojong’s reign. Since then, the temple has been renovated several times. The wooden buildings, including the sanctuary, Sansingak, and Yosachae (monks’ residence), stand in the temple. Mireugam Hermitage is in Jeongja Village in front of Uijeongbu-si Prison at present.