A Sunny Day Where a Monk Cooled Off
Subway: Singeumho (Line 5)
Distance hiked: 1.11 km
Construction is happening near Geumhosan, and it looks like it will be another apartment building. I walk along a white picket fence that turns into—surprise, surprise—a tennis court. A prospect point shows me N Seoul Tower—not a view from Seoul unless I see that one, yes? There is not much of a hike, as most of it is fenced off, and I stroll through it in less than an hour. There are wildflowers everywhere, and despite the drone of construction in the background, being here gives me peace. But it isn’t just me. Up ahead on the steps, a monk is sitting, cooling off on this hot day.