Sacred Peak in NW Seoul, home to Bongwon-sa
western end of the Bukhan-san Sub-Range
|the craggy eastern face of An-san (鞍山, Saddle-shaped 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).