South Gyeongsang

Located in the southeastern part of Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do is home to some of Korea’s major historical and cultural assets. One of the most well-known assets is the collection of Palman Daejanggyeong (80,000 Tripitaka Koreana) woodblocks, which have been stored at Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon. Another is the Buddha Sarira that is enshrined at Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan. In the south is Hallyeohaesang National Park, spanning across Geojedo Island, Tongyeong City, and Namhae County. Some of the major regional festivals include the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, which is the largest cherry blossom festival, Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival held in time-honored Jinju Fortress, and the Wild Tea Cultural Festival held in slow city Hadong, which is known for green tea and literature.