North Gyeongsang
(Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Gyeongsangbuk-do is home of the Buddhist culture from the Silla Kingdom Era and the Confucian culture from the Joseon Dynasty Era (1392-1910). The City of Gyeongju, the old capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), is especially well known for such Buddhist cultural heritage sites as Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites like the 500-year-old Yangdong Village and Gyeongju Historic Areas. Historic cultural assets, including Andong Hahoe Village, Cheomseongdae Observaotry and the palatial Anapji Pond, are also popular in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Finally, Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju, Juwangsan National Park, Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, and the Yeongdeok Blue Road offer scenic views of nature.