Illigy Cafe, pretty cozy.

Dinner again at the same place, having some kind of cracker with bibimbap. The small Korean dishes seems to be different everytime we visit.

Passing by the biggest and modern hotel in Ssang-gyesa with convenient store.

Passing by a nice accommodation around Ssang-gyesa.

Bridge 130 coffee & roasting is probably one of the most modern establishment around Ssang-gyesa. Coffee and light food with a view.

There is an equally beautiful courtyard house attached to the cafe.

It's a sunny and beautiful day after yesterday's rain. Ssang-gyesa might not have much attractions (except temple, cherry blossom and tea farm), the road leading to the village is still pretty scenic.

The cafe culture is fairly strong here, with nice deco and a good view. There are a few nice bed and breakfast as well.

It's the perfect place to walk around, drive around or do nothing at all.

Reach Ssang-gyesa from Samsinbong at 7.30pm and luckily the restaurants are still open. We order Pajeon and Bibimbap.

Hiking to Samsinbong from Ssang-gyesa Temple, one way distance of 9km (5 hours one way).

The weather is misty and raining, can't get any view at the top but the mist disperse partially on the way down. Autumn foliage is minimal. The hike is good, but also painfully long. There are shorter hike to Samsinbong from other villages.

The most famous eatery in Ssang-gyesa, the food is nice.

Quaint and beautiful little village.

Jirisan ranger station in Ssang-gyesa, good to get some information before hiking.

Our guesthouse in Ssang-gyesa, clean and cozy, with nice view of the mountain. It's one of the nearest accommodation to the temple and hike Samsinbong.