Temple door, Inwang-sa Buddhist temple, Mt. Inwang-san, Seoul
The “Benevolent King Mountain” sits right on the northwest corner of downtown Seoul, Korea’s capital, with its 388-m peak soaring above the old main Palace and the modern Presidential Mansion. Below its several outstanding boulder-formations sits the Inwang-sa complex of temples and shrines, collectively the most important Shamanic site in the nation, featuring the Guksa-dang [Shrine for the National Spirits], the Seon-bawi [Meditation Rock, or Immortal Rock] and many other shrines.
Small shrine atop Mt. Inwang-san, Seoul
Mt. Inwang-san, Seoul
Buddhist monk in meditation, Mt. Inwang-san, Seoul
For additional information by Professor David Mason, visit san-shin.net.
For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd.