Hwagyesa Temple, which falls under the Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism, is located at the foot of Mt. Samgaksan in Suyu-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul. Although it is located in the city of Seoul, the beautiful surrounding mountains and landscapes create a serene atmosphere to escape urban life.
Hwagyesa still has many international monks living and practicing. If you participate in the Hwagyesa Templestay program, you can join the practice together with the International Zen Center monks for meditation, mountain hiking and tea drinking.