Pohang Sights and Landmarks Guide, South Korea
Pohang is a popular industrial city where South Korea’s top steel manufacturers are established. But it is, first and foremost, a coastal city that possesses breathtaking seaside and mountain landscapes as well as a wide range of intangible historical riches. Pohang Sights is indeed a wonderful city where all attractions are considered as majestic as its equivalents in Seoul Sights.
Pohang Sights – Temples
Pohang has several temples nestled on its scenic mountains. These mountains offer a relaxing and enlightening experience for those who visit - a feast not only for the eyes but also for the spirit.
Bogyeongsa Temple. This Buddhist temple, a branch of the Bulguksa Temple, was built in 723 and is situated at the base of Mount Naeyeon. It is home to national treasures namely: Seounam Bronze bell, Bogyeongsabudo (Stupa of Bogyeongsa Temple), Wonjunguksabi, etc. Visitors can enjoy the serene landscapes by taking the hiking trail to the mountains and the nearby Yeonsan waterfall.
Oeosa Temple. This Buddhist temple was first known as Hangsa Temple and was established by the priest of Silla, Jajangyulsa on Mount Unje. Changing the name from Hangsa to Oeosa was responsible for the popularity of Buddhism during the Silla era. Visitors can feel harmonized with nature through its picturesque sceneries.
Pohang Sights - Famous Spots
Originally a fishing city, it is no surprise that Pohang has a lot of amazing seaside sights. Along its coast are famous beaches and marketplaces. Visitors looking for suntan and craving for the freshest sea food are definitely in for a treat with the following Pohang Sights.
Jukdo Market. This is renowned all over Korea as the country’s seafood market capital. It is the largest traditional seafood market that is situated between Oguri and Songdo beach on the shore near the port. Many restaurants that serve raw fish on their menu are established in the area.
Bukbu Beach. This is the most popular beach in Pohang, located at Duho-dong. It stretches to 1750 meters. From here, visitors can see the view of POSCO, one of South Korea’s top steel manufacturer, and Yeongil bay. It has been progressing commercially over the years, proof of which is the growing number of commercial establishments lining along its length.
Homigot Beach. This is the easternmost part of Yeongil Bay Pohang, known all over Korea as the place to greet the sunrise. Because of this, thousands of people travel there every year to take part in the annual National Sunrise Festival to witness the year’s first sunrise. Another attraction is the representative sculpture of the New Year’s Homigot Sunrise, ‘Hand of Harmony’; the left hand stands on land while the right hand stands in the water. The said sculpture is best appreciated when the first light of dawn strikes on it.
These breathtaking spots of Pohang compare it with the richness of Fukuoka Sights. Whether a tourist is out alone in this South Korean city or he wants to spend some time with loved ones, the land has more than one outrageous sceneries to work for anybody’s delight.