Sallyeonggak - Shrine to the Mountain Spirit
photo ©2001 Kerk Phillips
This is the pavilion dedicated to the Mountain Spirit. Most Korean Buddhist temples have such a pavilion. When Buddhism first came to Korea during the three kingdoms period it absorbed this local deity into the pantheon.
Inside the Pavilion
photo ©1998 Kerk Phillips
This is the portrait of the Mountain Spirit. He is usually shown as an old man with a tiger. This is a detail of the mural, my picture of the whole mural did not turn out, but you can find one here.