Traveling Info 2017-12-08T16:37:45+00:00

Pohang

Please refer to the website of Pohang city

http://eng.ipohang.org/site/eng/tourism/tourist/touristmap

Naeyeonsan is beautiful like an Oriental painting, and is one of the Taebaeksan. The mountain has deep valleys, clean water, and 12 waterfalls, impressing visitors. Dongbong, who spent his whole life at Bogyeongsa, said, in the 16th year of the reign of King Jeongjo (AD 1792), “Water flowing from Singusan southward and Naeyeonsan northward is combined and flows to one side. The water source is 12km long, and waterfalls, cliffs, and layered walls, and fantastic rocks and stonesexist along with bent pine trees. The residents here call it Sogeumgang.”

Bogyeongsa has the splendid and beautiful Jungnamsan Mountain at its back, and is surrounded by a chain of small mountains from Naeyeonsan. The temple embraces clean stream water flowing from a deep valley, which is famous for 12 waterfalls.

Pohang Jukdo Market first started as a small gathering of local vendors who sold their wares at the large fields of reeds in Pohang Inner Harbor. Now, over five decades later, the market has become one of the largest traditional markets in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area (on the east coast).

Gyeongju

Please refer to the website of Korea Tourism Organization http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

Also Gyeongju official website http://www.gyeongju.go.kr/

Bulguksa Temple is a prime exemplar depicting Buddhist beliefs through architecture, manifesting an unparalleled architectural beauty difficult to find even in Asia. The architectural form of Bulguksa Temple can be divided chiefly into two areas. One area contains Daeungjeon (Hall of Great Enlightenment), surrounded by Cheongungyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), Baegungyo (White Cloud Bridge), Jahamun (Purple Mist Gate), Beomyeongnu (Pavilion of Mount Meru), Jwagyeongnu (Left Sutra Hall), Dabotap (Pagoda of Many Treasures), Seokgatap (Sakyamuni Pagoda), and Museoljeon (Hall of No Words). The other area contains Geuknakjeon (Hall of Supreme Bliss), surrounded by Chilbogyo (Seven Treasures Bridge), Yeonhwagyo (Lotus Flower Bridge), and Anyangmun (Peace Enhancing Gate). The magnificent and unique stone structures seen when one looks straight on at the temple remain from the eighth century, and the wooden buildings are 18th century restorations built upon the remains of the original structures that burnt to the ground.

Seokguram Grotto, the greatest masterpiece of the golden age of Silla, is a heritage property in which architecture, mathematical principles, geometry, religion, and art are collectively realized through its design and construction. Seokguram Grotto is a man-made cave that was assembled from white granite. Inside of Seokguram Grotto are 39 carved divinities, including Bodhisattvas, disciples, heavenly guards, and heavenly kings, all formed around a central principal figure of the Buddha.

Anapji, an artificial pond located in Gyeongju National Park, is situated at the northeast edge of the Banwolseong palace site, in central Gyeongju. It contains three small islands. The lotus fields around Anapji are beautiful like a painting and the beautiful lighting at night makes it perfect for nighttime sightseeing. In the town of Gyeongju there are more palaces and royal Silla heritage sites. Cheomseongdae, Gyerim, Wolseong and Anapji are directly connected to the palaces of Silla. It is great to just walk or cycle around town to see the elegance and majesty of Silla.

Opposite Daereungwon along a footpath you can see Cheomseongdae in the shape of a traditional liquor jar.
Not quite 10 meters tall, it used to be the observatory of Silla and its shape is a harmony of straight and curved lines, looking somewhat like a bottle, with stones laid on the top in the shape of a hash symbol. Even though it is quite small, it is amazing that it has been standing for over 1,000 years in the palace grounds.
The background of Cheomseongdae is one of agriculture where the movements of the moon, sun and stars dictated the cycle of sowing and reaping.
It was built during the reign of Queen Seondeok and is the oldest observatory in Asia, showing the advanced level of science for that time.