On my way back to the bus station from Haeinsa Temple I figured that I had another hour to kill before the bus left.
The temple itself is based a couple of kilometres away from the town. Perched on a hilltop, the town is pretty small and consists of around 30 buildings, some of which are local shops and the rest are hotels. People come here for a couple of days to see the temple and explore the surrounding national park.

In the off-season this place is a ghost town, where the locals do absolutely nothing but stare out of the window onto the empty road. I followed the broken, empty road and tucked away behind tall bushes I found an open gate, behind which was an abandoned hotel.