Baekhwa-san Banya-sa dramatic Tiger-Spirit "Wisdom Temple" in Yeongdong County of North Chungcheong Province, at the border with Sangju City of North Gyeongsang Province a notable site off the Baekdu-daegan National Range, 10 km away
Banya-sa is in a deep long valley on the southern slope of Baekhwa-san Pyoseong-bong summit, surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. Its outstanding feature is its backdrop as shown here -- on the steep pine-forested cliff-slope rising behind the compound, a natural scree-rockslide forms a perfect outline of a crouching tiger! It's an especially-sacred white tiger, too. This is said to give the temple a unique "tiger-energy", charging the area with a strong type of ji-gi earth-energy as according to pungsu-jiri theory. What difference this precisely makes in the spiritual practices / attainments of the monastic and lay residents here, I have not yet found-out. Together with the Munsu-jeon on the next page here, this is certainly one of the most impressive sacred features in the Baekdu-daegan Cultural Zone (just barely making it into that region, being 10 km west of the crest-line).