Sujongsa Temple on Ungil Mountain
Located on Ungil Mountain and overlooking the point where the Hangang River splits into North Hangang and South Hangang sits Sujongsa Temple. With a tea house on the grounds and women passing out rice cakes to every passerby, it is not only a scenic temple but also a very hospitable and peaceful one. There seems to be some discrepancy as to when the temple was actually built because the first...
The teachers hiking club strikes again! This time they took me out to Ungil Mountain, a mountain with its own subway stop. There doesn’t seem to be much else there and the only people that got off or on the subway there were hikers. There aren’t multiple exits from the subway station and going out the door and following the strip of little restaurants, clearly there only for hikers,...
Jogyesa Temple at Night
If you’re looking for the serenity and calm surroundings of most Buddhist temples set high up in the mountains outside of Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is not for you. Right down in the center of the city where all of the daily hustle and bustle that makes Seoul famous occurs, sits a temple with more than 100 years of history. The commotion of the nearby streets doesn’t end where the temple begins and...
The Little Travellers Seoul Scavenger Hunt
This weekend, I took part in the Little Travellers Seoul Scavenger Hunt. I had heard about the scavenger hunt years previous and really didn’t know much about the organization that hosted it other than that they held a yearly scavenger hunt and as I do love a good competition, I signed up. Little Travellers is a group originating in South Africa in 2005 with the aim to “ease the...