BUKHANSAN Mountain (National Park)



National parks are very rarely within a city, and yet Bukhansan Mountain was designated as a the 15th national park of Korea in 1983.

The national park is like an ecological island because it’s totally surrounded by urban areas, but it still serves as green lungs for the urban environment.

It’s a popular natural park for over 20 million residents within the vicinity. It’s accessible from anywhere in the Metropolitan area thanks to the great road system.

With around five million visitors each year, it’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Visited National Park per Unit Area”.

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It takes only 5 minutes from the PuzzleStay House by bus.




GILSANGSA Temple is founded by Beopjeong, who was one of the most beloved  Buddhist leaders in Korea, and is where spent the last hours of his life.

The buildings originally belonged to a high-class restaurant named “Daewongak” by the end of 1980s but were donated to him by the owner, Kim Yeong-han (Buddhist name is Gilsangwha).

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It takes 10 minutes from PuzzleStay House by car.



The Jeongbeopsa Temple is the oldest temple in Seongbuk-dong, a beautiful district surrounded by Bugaksan Mountain and the Seoul City Wall.

Upon entering the grounds of this place, it is so quiet and peaceful that you can’t tell if you’re in the middle of Seoul.
There is a Maitreya in the main hall overlooking downtown Seoul.

It takes 10 minutes from PuzzleStay House by car.