An-san  안산
Sacred Peak in NW Seoul,  home to Bongwon-sa
western end of the Bukhan-san Sub-Range
Still  Under  Construction

mountain index

Site Contents Page
SW Samgak-san
the craggy eastern face of An-san, which means "Saddle Mountain", seen from Inwang-san to its
east.  This small but sharp mountain, its summit of only 295 meters offering a fantastic view of
the city, is host to the over-century-old campuses of Yonsei University and Ehwa Women's
University, two of Korea's top institutions of higher learning.  Tucked into its southern slops is
also the Bongwon-sa monastery-complex, which is one of Seoul’s largest and most fascinating
temples, national headquarters of the Taego-jong Sect of Korean Buddhism (2nd largest sect).
An-san above Seodae-mun Prison and apartments, June 2010