Fans of traditional Korean art may be familiar with the 338m Inwangsan Mountain from Jeong Seon's 1751 portrayal of it just as the rain has cleared; A painting entitled "Inwangjesakdo" (or "After Rain at Mt. Inwang). Add a sunrise to the panoramic view at the top and the breathtaking view continues to inspire art today. Photographer John Steele chooses Inwang Temple as one of his favorite sunrise locations and explains, "Viewing the sun rise up from behind the Seoul Tower is always a refreshing way to start a day in Seoul. One place to do that is from behind Inwang Temple which is located on the side of the iconic Inwangsan Mountain. Winter is the best time to see it."
Directions: Go to Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3), exit 3. Take Jongno Bus 09 and get off at Ogin APT. Walk approximately 660m to Inwangsan Mountain.