Inwangsa Temple refers to the entire cluster of small Buddhist temples located on Inwangsan Mountain (alt. 338m) in the heart of Seoul. The eastern foot of the mountain has many scenic spots with its distinctively cozy and tasteful atmosphere, and the northern area called Mugye-dong also offers beautiful scenery. Inwangsa Temple was established in the early Joseon period (1392-1910) to guard the national palace Gyeongbokbung. The temple is comprised of 11 shrines from five different Buddhist orders. The unique design of each shrine adds pleasure to hikers on their way up to Seonbawi, an unusual rock formation that is a site of many folk beliefs and shamanist rites.
34, Tongil-ro 18ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
N/A (open all year round)
Dongnimmun Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
From Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 9-1, take Bus 701, 703, 704 bound for Dongnimmun Station, Hansung Science High School(독립문역, 한성과학고).
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