North Gyeongsang Province
North Gyeongsang province has long been the religious home of Korea.
Gyeongsangbuk-do(North Gyeongsang Province) has long been the religious home of Korea. The city of Gyeongju, the old capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), is especially well known for Buddhist cultural heritage sites, as well as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Elsewhere, Haein-sa is a must-see temple-library amid gorgeous mountain scenery that contains the Tripitaka Koreana, 1000-year-old wooden tablets inscribed with sacred Buddhist texts and ingeniously preserved. The ancient town of Andong offers multiple exploration options, while off the coast sits the rugged island of Ulleungdo, with endless opportunities to enjoy spectacular coastal landscapes.