While visiting Beomeosa, one of South Korea's most well-known urban temples, I took a short hike through some of the paths between the temple buildings. There are a collection of different hermitages on the mountain, secluded from the rest of Busan. While walking around you immediately get the sense of isolation from the rest of the modern society and all the peace and tranquility that comes with it.
If there's one thing Korea has in spades, it's cookie-cutter buildings that all look the same. Even though there is a lot of "copy and paste" building, I really like the way the mountains almost carve out the urban landscape. I'd like to think it's modern day yin yang in effect. Finding the balance between the urban and the natural.
View of Busan from Beomeosa Temple.