Known as one of the largest and most vital temples in the region, 40 minutes west of Daegu, you will find Haeinsa Temple. Resting in the shadows of Gayasan and Maehwa Mountains, the Buddhist canon enhances the ancient atmosphere by its UNESCO-recognized Tripitaka Koreana wooden scriptures.
Within the ancient streets of Gyeongju, you can find Yangdong Village, which tourists seek to explore Korea’s largest traditional village. With over 160 preserved traditional homes dating over 500 years, visitors can take a variety of the walking tour courses throughout the area, or even take part in a ‘hanok stay’, where you can stay overnight in a traditional house and get a deep sense of the history surrounding it.
In the Gyeongju area, you can find the Bulguksa Temple, which is a sprawling historical compound. Built-in 528 AD, the temple has undergone centuries of restoration to achieve its current pristine state, much to the enjoyment of the millions of visitors that the site has attracted over the years.
Constructed over 1200 years ago during the Silla Dynasty, this is a giant statue sculpted from granite that attracts locals and international visitors, particularly during sunrise, when the views and peaceful stillness adds to the atmosphere.
Andong’s Hahoe Village possesses over 600 years of tradition and well-maintained architecture, along with varying sightseeing tours, exquisite food experiences, and traditional entertainment and performances.
15 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do