With 600 years of history as a traditional Korean Buddhist Temple,
Geumsunsa is famous for its beautiful surrounding nature in the Mt. Bukhansan(Mt. Samgaksan in the old days)National Park, and it is a branch of Bum-eo sa Temple, the 14th parish of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.
It specializes as a concentrated SEON(Zen) meditation temple. Geumsunsa is located in Gukidong, Jongnogu, in front of Mt.Inwangsan, near the Blue House and Gyeongbokgung Palace, and only thirty minutes away from Gwanghwamoon Square. A mountain stream flows from Beebong Peak and Hyangrobong Peak in the Mt.Bukhansan National Park, passes under Hongyaekyo(Bridge of Nirvana) at the temple, and gives you the feel of the natural beauty of our temple, yet it is still located in the center of Seoul.