Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is the perfect spot to recharge yourself with fresh scent of forests and phytoncides from trees as the region is full of mountains and forests. Coastal attractions create a spectacular view with the surrounding pine forests and the waves hitting the cliffs. Added with the cobalt-colored ocean, this area features the nature for ultimate relaxation and healing, making itself a great place for contactless travel.
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Gyeongju Gampo Ggakjigil Trail
This trail connects the attractions in the entire Gampo-eup, centering around Gampohang Port in Gyeongju. It features seven routes, each one with its stories to tell and things to show, including a path along the coast, a path for bicycles, and a path to reminisce about your hometown. The most popular one is Haeguk-gil, an alley with a lot of murals.
Yeongyang Birch Forest
There is a little-known gem-like forest in Jukpa-ri in Yeongyang-gun. Deep in Geommasan Mountain, this dense forest has birch trees that have been growing there for 30 years in an area of 34 hectares. As you walk along the 2-kilometer trail between white birch trees, you can feel your anxiety being washed away.
The area in and around Mountain 39-1, Jukpa-ri, Subimyeon, Yeongyang-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gimcheon National Center for Forest Therapy
With its clean air and water, and beautiful trails through the forest full of birch, nut pine, and oriental oak trees, this is where you can take forest therapy. In addition to the therapy that takes place in a dense birch forest, you can relax your tired body and mind by sitting in Sesimjeong Pavilion, walking on wooden decks in a nut pine forest, and meditating in the forest.
Pohang Homibando Coastal Trail
This coastal trail lets you walk along Homigot Cape while enjoying a lovely view of the deep blue East Sea on your left and violet Arctic daisies on your right. This 58.3-kilometer-long trail consists of five routes, all of which offers an overwhelming view of the vast ocean.
Andong Manhyujeong Pavilion
If you were curious about the single log bridge where Ko Ae-shin and Eugene Choi run into each other in a TV series Mr. Sunshine, you should visit Manhyujeong Pavilion. This pavilion was built by civil servant Kim Gye-haeng during the Joseon Dynasty after he retired to his hometown. The scenery of Songam Falls, pine forests, and the pavilion combined is as beautiful as a painting.
42, Mukgyehari-gil, Giran-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Sangju Gyeongcheonseom Island Tourist Complex
Located in the middle of Sangjubo Weir in Sangju, Gyeongcheonseom Island is a 200,000-square-meter island naturally formed by the Nakdonggang River. The water flowing around the island and the cliffs of Bibongsan Mountain create a scenic view, especially covered with rapeseed flowers in full bloom every spring and cosmos and buckwheat flowers in autumn.