Woryeonggyo Bridge was built as Korea’s longest wooden bridge in 2003. The river water below the bridge beautifully reflects the bridge lights, creating a mystic atmosphere and placing itself in the list of KTO’s 100 Must-Visit Nighttime Tourist Spots. A recommended photo spot is the Woryeongjeong Pavilion located in the middle of the bridge from where one can get a view of the river and the mountain in the backdrop.
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy
Among the many Confucian academies in Korea, Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy is considered to be the most beautiful of them all. From the academy grounds, one can feel at peace while gazing upon the picturesque scenery of the Nakdonggang River silently flowing by with Byeongsan’s forest in the background.
Built during the ancient Silla period, Cheomseongdae Observatory is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia. Characterized by its appearance that resembles a cylindrical stone tower, it is an iconic landmark that represents Gyeongju.
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond was the residential palace of the crown prince during the Silla period. The site consists of a large manmade lake, three manmade islands and hills, and a magnificent palace, which altogether form a harmony of nature and architectural beauty. Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond is also Gyeongju’s major evening attraction.