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      • A Day of Fun at Scenic Attractions in Pohang

        • 10/17/2022


  • One of the most frequented filming locations, Pohang is a popular tourist city for its beautiful scenery. The blue ocean waters, friendly traditional market, busy fisheries market, wide open beach, and the beachside walking trail all make up to create the scenic beauty unique to Pohang.

    Space Walk in Hwanho Park

    The latest landmark of Pohang is Space Walk in Hwanho Park. Reaching 333 meters in length and 25 meters in height, what looks like a roller coaster at a glance is actually a flight of stairs. Walk up the stairs step by step and by the time you reach the highest point, it will make you feel as if you are walking in space, the very reason why it got its name. It’s a must-visit attraction to take in the panoramic view of Hwanho Park and the surrounding forest, as well as the city.

    Space Walk (Credit: City of Pohang official blog) Space Walk (Credit: City of Pohang official blog)

    Space Walk

    • Address: 30, Hwanhogongwon-gil, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 포항시 북구 환호공원길 30(환호동))
    • Operating hours: March-November 10:00-20:00 (Weekdays), 10:00-21:00 (Weekends & public holidays) / December-February 10:00-16:00 (Weekdays), 10:00-17:00 (Weekends & public holidays)
    • Admission: Free
    • Parking: Available (Pohang Museum of Steel Art or Hwanho Park)
    • Advisory: Limited to individuals taller than 110 centimeters / Max. capacity is 150 people / Closed in the case of adverse weather

    Igari Anchor Observatory

    Igari Anchor Observatory is located in Iga-ri, Cheongha-myeon in Pohang. The observatory deck is designed in the shape of an anchor, which is more evident when seen from an aerial view. Not only does the deck blend in beautifully with the emerald sea, but the view of the sunrise and sunset seen from the observatory is simply stunning. Walk up to the pointy tip at the end of the deck to feel like you’re walking on water.

    Igari Anchor Observatory (Credit: Im Jin-soo (Danim reporter)) Igari Anchor Observatory (Credit: Im Jin-soo (Danim reporter))

    Igari Anchor Observatory

    • Address: San 67-3, Iga-ri, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyoengsangbuk-do (경상북도 포항시 북구 청하면 이가리 산67-3)
    • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (June-August 09:00-20:00)
    • Admission: Free
    • Parking: Available

    Pohang Canal

    Pohang Canal, also known as Pohang Inner Harbor, is one of the twelve scenic points of Pohang. It stretches for approximately 1.3 kilometers, connecting the Hansangang River and the seawater of Yeongilman Bay. A small portion of the canal was once filled with land in the late 1960s to form a residential area, but was restored back in 2013 along with the provision of infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. For those who seek closer observation of the Pohang Canal, we recommend boarding the Pohang Cruise. The cruise offers two routes: Course A, taking passengers around Songdo Beach and the Pohang’s oceanfront; and Course B that takes passengers around Jukdo Market and Dongbin Inner Harbor.

    Pohang Canal (Credit: Choi Yu-ri (Travel Leader reporter)) Pohang Cruise (Credit: Choi Yu-ri (Travel Leader reporter))

    Pohang Canal

    • Address: 1040, Huimang-daero, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 포항시 남구 희망대로 1040)
    • Operating hours: Pohang Inner Harbor Exhibition 09:00-18:00 / Pohang Cruise 10:00-18:00
    • Admission
      - Pohang Inner Harbor Exhibition: Free
      - Pohang Cruise: Daytime Adults 12,000 won, Children 10,000 won / Nighttime Adults 15,000 won, Children 12,000 won
    • Inquiries: Pohang Cruise +82-54-270-5177 (Korean only)
    • Parking: Available

    Yeongildae Observatory

    At Yeongildae Beach in Pohang is Korea’s first ever building built over the sea. Known as the Yeongiljeong Pavilion, the site’s beauty was recognized with The Good Place Award in 2013. Built in a traditional style, this two-story building stands at the end of the 80-meter-long Yeongilgyo Bridge. Once you reach the pavilion, an unobstructed view of the ocean comes into view. The vista at night is also amazing as the pavilion lights up and the view of city lights seen from across the water create a nostalgic mood.

    Yeongildae Observatory (Credit: Lim Jin-soo (Danim reporter))

    Yeongildae Observatory

    • Address: 173, Haean-ro, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도 포항시 북구 해안로 173)
    • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
    • Admission: Free
    • Parking: Available (Yeongildae Parking Lot 2)

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    * This column was last updated in September 2022, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.

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