Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province and a major seaport offering many ancient spiritual sites, museums, hiking, natural wonders, beaches and theme parks. Hwanho Park is a unique attraction with its SpaceWalk, a walkable sculpture that resembles a rollercoaster with spectacular city views. The Haeoreum Sunrise Observation Deck has fantastic views of the rugged coast and the ocean waters for miles around. The standing stone at Koro-ho is an ancient site with an air of mystery about it, while the Yeongii Folk History Museum provides a look at the ancient culture of this vibrant region.

    Spiritual sites of importance here include Bogyeongsa Temple, Naeyeonsan and Oeosa Temple. A quirky public art installation can be found at the Hand of Mutual Shake, a gigantic sculpture of a hand in Homigot Sunrise Square. For a healthy way to detox and get rid of your stress and cares, try a bath in the Yeongil Bay Hot Springs. The Yeongil Bay Beach offers relaxation, surf and scenic coastline.

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