Not sure if there are times when this place is swamped by tourist and worshipper, while we were here it was all quiet charm. Surrounded by mountains built along a gentle slope, the temple is consisted of several separated wooden buildings, some must have been hundreds of year old, some just newly refurbished but it's obvious that it's going under makeover, constructions are going on. To get here you take subway line 1 to Beomeosa station exit 5, immediately climbing out of the stair turn around and look behind, there is a small sign board pointing the direction of the temple beside a street, take a short walk up the street to the bus terminal and take bus no.90, it will take you up to the temple's entrance. Bus no.90 runs in loop (it doesn't go back down the way it came up) just board the bus at where you get off and it returns to the terminal. The beauty of this place I guess is the oak trees that grow all over the mountain, come spring time when they are cover with leaves, it must be beautiful. As we were here during winter, we only get to see the barren mountain. There is a trail right beside the temple on your left, it is leading to the Geumjeongsan fortress nearest of which is the north gate. It will take quite some climbing to get up there but fortunately the trail is well constructed with rocky steps. we walk up the trail to where the snow start and it became difficult to go on, because the snow had melted into ice on the rocky trail from the previous day stomping by hikers. we took a rest lying down on a big flat rock in the snow, looking at the sky through empty tree branches, it was getting dark so we decided to return to the temple. I have since book air ticket to come back here again few days after we came home to Malaysia, come spring time I'll be hiking in Beomeosa full bloom mountain.