Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. The built-up area of Pohang is located on the alluvium of the mouth of the Hyeongsan River. The city is divided into two wards ("Gu"), Buk-gu (Northern Ward) and Nam-gu (Southern Ward). This city has widest and largest population is Gyeongbuk region(except Daegu). Pohang is the home of POSCO (the Pohang Steel Company), one of the largest steel producers in the world, and a host of related industries. As a result the port shipped a total of 54.8 million tons in 2006. 

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Around Pohang

There are lots of sightseeing places nearby Pohang, including Gyeongju, Andong.


Gyeongju (Korean pronunciation: [kjəːŋdʑu]) is a coastal city in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang province in South Korea, south from Pohang. 
Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls".[7][8] Among such historical treasures,Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas andYangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites byUNESCO.[9][10] The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become one of the most popular tourist destinati

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Seokguram Grotto

Deareungwon, Royal Burial Grounds