5 Nov 2013
From inside the cable car, I saw a path along the river at the back yard of the cable car station. I decided to follow that path, from the right side of the cable car station building. Oh boy…..I was sooooooo happy…… ^_^ …. the trail was deserted but it was amazingly beautiful.
The river didn’t have lots of water back then, so I was able to go down to the rocks and took this low angle shot:
I just couldn’t believe that this magnificent view was almost exclusively enjoyed by myself….kekeke….so every few steps I stopped and took pictures.
There was a bridge at the end of the path. Crossing the bridge would take me to Sinheungsa Temple.
But I didn’t cross it because something BIG caught my attention. So I turned around and walked back to the direction of the Sogongwon Cable Car Station.
It’s the 10 m Bronze Jwabul Statue:
I walked passed the post where you could write your wishes on a black roof tile and donate some money.
It’s interesting to see that sometimes people stopped by to read what was written on the tiles.
And here’s the awesome Buddha statue:
On the right side of the platform, there was a small spring with plastic dipper and there were several ahjussi drinking from the dipper.
I guess it’s part of the praying ritual …. something like a wishing spring….kekeke….anyway….I was thirsty so I followed what the ahjussi did and drank the water too while wishing for good health ^_^
After that I continue my journey to find the best place to eat my Gimbap.