Seoul, being the capital, is the most visited city not only in South Korea but also one of the most frequently visited cities by foreigners around the world. Aside from the bustling cities throughout the country, it also offers a great experience for travelers visiting the underrated smaller cities. For now, we will share with you some of the places you should consider visiting in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Gyeongsangbuk-do province is home to many heritage sites and bountiful mesmerizing nature spots so take the chance to witness its marvelousness!
Pohang has the largest population in the Gyeongsangbuk-do region. The city also offers one of the best beaches on the Korean Peninsula. In fact, Pohang is home to the large ship-making industry. There are many beaches to choose from but the most famous one is Guryongpo Beach.
Andong is the capital of Gyeongsangbuk-do and is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The city is also the center of culture and folk traditions. It is best to visit the city in mid-October to witness the Andong Folk Festival. If you wish to travel back in time during the Joseon dynasty, take a trip to Hahoe Folk Village. World leaders like President George H. Bush of the USA and Queen Elizabeth of England have visited this magnificent and historic site.
Gyeongju is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a cultural heritage of Silla and Joseon Dynasty. Wander the vast Gyeongju Historic Area and get to know Korean history more intimately. The Gyeongju Historic Area has a total of 52 designated cultural assets that are registered as World Cultural Heritages that are worth seeing.
Which among the cities in Gyeongsangbuk-do are you excited to visit? Let us know your travel plans!