North Gyeongsang Province in eastern South Korea was formed in 1896 and today offers many historical sites, Buddhist temples, stunning landscapes, family fun and outdoor adventures. At Bulguksa and Seokguram Grotto, you can see historic temples with stunning architecture and elegant landscapes. Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond allow you to see a palace from the 7th century built on a serene small body of water. Cheomseongdae offers the historic ruins of a 7th-century observatory, while Cheonmachong is a 5th- to 6th-century ancient tomb.

    For living history, you can visit Andong Hahoe Folk Village or Yangdong Folk Village. Outdoor adventures abound here, and you can hike, cycle and get photos in places like Juwangsan National Park with its limestone peaks, gorges and waterfalls, or Gayasan National Park with its soaring mountain and stunning panoramic views. If you want a bit of modern fun, Gyeongju World is an amusement park with thrill rides, games and seasonal attractions.

    Where to shop & what to buy in North Gyeongsang

    • 6 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gyeongju

      Shopping in Gyeongju is rather laidback compared to major cities in South Korea. The town may not have trendy malls and huge shopping districts, but there are still many places to shop for a variety of things, such as local crafts, art pieces, teas, antiques, and textiles. Make sure you plan your shopping trips in advance by researching about what...

    Where to go & what to do at night in North Gyeongsang

    • 5 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Gyeongju

      Picture an ancient city of tradition bathed in light at night. Gyeongju is a place where you can enjoy unique night-time views of the artistry of Korean ancestors under modern lighting. Well-known historical spots like Donggung, Wolji, Woljeonggyo and Cheomseongdae are certainly beautiful during the day, but they really must be seen at night. In contrast, modern places...

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