Gyeongsangbuk-do(Gyeongju-si)

This 1.4m-high rock-carved Bodhisattva was carved on the southern rock standing right above Chilburam Rock on Namsan Mountain, which may be regarded as a repository of relics and artifacts including Buddha statues spanning the Three Kingdoms Period to the late Unified Silla Period. Judging from the three-sided bejeweled crown he’s wearing on his head, this is clearly a Bodhisattva statue. He looks as if he is sitting on a cloud; while the closed eyes in the plump face give the impression he is lost in deep thought. He seems to be watching mankind from his world above the clouds. He is holding a flower in his right hand and his left hand is held up to his chest as if he is preaching. His robe is very thin, revealing the curves of the body, and hangs down to the base of the pedestal. The mandorla (Buddhist halo of light), which consists of both the dugwang (light radiating from the head) and hte singwang (light emanating from the Buddha’s body), is also the shrine for the statue, so the image of the Bodhisattva looks more prominent. It is presumed that this rock-carved Bodhisattva was made during the late eighth century during the Unified Silla Dynasty.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Pohang-si)

The construction of this huge hot spring complex started in Yeongil Bay in 1988 after it was found out that the Yeongil Bay has the highest geothermal heat in Korea while drilling for oil in 1974. The water’s main ingredients contain healthy minerals such as calcium, natrium, fluorine, magnesium, chlorine, sulfuric acid, fluorine, zinc, germanium and radium. Yeongil Bay Hot Springs maintains its water with alkali bicarbonate at a pH of 9.43. The temperature of the water is somewhat low though at 35℃. The hot springs help to recover from fatigue, to help beauty care, anti-aging, neuralgia, heart disease, and liver functions. The water here also has a very unique texture.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Gimcheon-si)

Specialty firepit grilled restaurant at the Gimcheon Rest Area on the Busan-bound Gyeongbu Expressway. Try the firepit-grilled fish.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Gyeongju-si)

Located on Tohamsan National Park Area, Gyeongju JY Pension is made up of several wooden houses with luxurious interiors modeled after those found in the European countryside. Surrounded by pristine forests, guests can relax comfortably in an elegant environment no matter what the season. Moreover, the pension provides various facilities such as a cafe, indoor and outdoor barbecue house, children swimming pool, Provence garden, and organic vegetable farm. Gyeongju JY Pension is located just a convenient drive away from the Gyeongju Tourism Area and East Beach. Its deluxe facilities and luxurious interior have given the pension a reputation as the best pension in Korea. The staff do their utmost to provide guests with the best service possible.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Pohang-si)

Mt. Naeyeonsan (내연산) in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do is located in the southern Taebaek Mountains. Hywangrobong Peak, the highest peak, is 930 meters above sea level. The ancient Bogyeongsa Temple (보경사) is located on this mountain, as are numerous beautiful waterfalls. If you reach Gwaneum Falls after passing by Ssangsaeng Falls, Sambo Falls, Boyeon Falls, and Jamyong Falls, you will find Gwaneum Cave. After continuing over a viaduct, you will finally come across Yeonsan Falls, the most magnificent and splendid waterfall among the 12 on Mt. Naeyeonsan. With its pristine waters and surrounding pine forest, many visitors have fallen in love with Yeonsan Falls.  


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Pohang-si)

The Pohang Steel Art Festival blends steel, art and cultural activities throughout Pohang's history, including the sun & the moon myth of Yeonorang and Seonyeo (연오랑과 세오녀). It also tells of POSCO's successful rewriting of history in the steel industry through its FINEX method. The festival is the country's only steel festival, and encompasses the local culture and philosophy of the Pohang area, while aiming to create an urban landscape through art.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Andong-si)

Located near Bongjeongsa Temple of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, Jukheon Traditional House (146th Folk Heritage of North Gyeongsang Province) was constructed in 1886 by Kim Gajin, an independence activist. Meeting the sunrise from this historical heritage is sure to be the highlight of one’s trip. The house follows the square layout characteristic to the late Joseon period houses. The house itself is surrounded by old pine trees that add to the charm of the house. Jukheon Traditional House has four Korean traditional rooms, namely the 2-person Jukheon Gallery, Study, Elisabeth Room and the 4-person Jukheon Dongnong Room. The house demonstrates the traditional beauty of Korean houses like the wooden platform hall built upon the stone foundations, screens, and roofs with exposed beam. The screens open to the view of the stone fence and the mountains far away. Elizabeth Room was constructed to commemorate the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom to UNESCO World Heritage site Bongjeongsa Temple in 1999. ‘Queen Elizabeth Road’ stretches from the Jukheon Traditional House to the Bongjeongsa Temple, allowing the guests to trace Her Majesty’s visit with their own steps. A mill with a thatched roof, located to the side of the complex, allows the guests to experience the traditional stepping mill. The pillar of the mill building is adorned with flags from all over the world, testifying to the many international visitors who have stayed at the house. Guests can also enjoy a free breakfast of toast, coffee, and other simple fare on the open hall of the building.


Gyeongsangbuk-do(Uljin-gun)

This festival celebrates Uljin's famous local specialty, snow crabs. Visitors can taste fresh seafood caught from Uljin's Hupo Port and participate in a variety of crab-related events, including a snow crab eating competition or fishing for snow crabs.