Anhwa Temple was founded under the Koryo dynasty in 930 AD. Its location, on the south face of Mt. Songak, was specifically chosen for its good feng shui. During the Yi dynasty,the government funded several restorations of the buildings. The temple suffered some damage from US bombings during the Korean War, including the destruction of Myongbu Hall (冥府殿). Today, there remains Taeung Hall (大雄殿), the temple's main shrine; Obaek Hall (五百殿, "Hall of Five Hundred") filled with innumerable small Buddhist statues; and the monks' living quarters and kitchen. There is also a stone pagoda dating to the original Koryo-dynasty temple.