Pohang is a port city located in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. The city covers a total area of approx 1,127 km2 (435 ml2) and has a population of around 520,300 people (2011 census). Pohang has the 3rd largest land area of any South Korean city and features the largest population in North Gyeongsang Province.
Pohang is the main seaport in Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Pohang's built-up area is situated on the alluvium of the mouth of Hyeongsan River. The city of Pohang is divided into 2 wards (gu), Nam-gu (Southern Ward) and Buk-gu (Northern Ward).
The city of Pohang is the terminus for several ferry routes that serve the adjacent Sea of Japan, including the major tourist route for Liancourt Rocks and Ulleung Island. It is also the northern terminus of Donghae Nambu Line to Busan. Pohang homes POSCO (Pohang Steel Company), one of the world's biggest steel producers and host of related industries.
Points of interest in Pohang include:
- Jukdo Market is a large traditional market close to the city centre and the port. It is popular throughout Korea as a major seafood market. There are many raw-fish restaurants.
- Bukbu Beach is situated in Duho-dong in the northern part of city's built-up area. The beach front was the focus of such developments as restaurants, bars and budget accommodations named Yeogwan. A number East Sea beaches can be found north of the built-up area which includes Wolpo and Chilpo.
- Homigot, a point of land sticking out into East Sea, lies to the east of urban Pohang, Daebo-myeon. Homigot is among the easternmost points on Korean peninsula and serves every year as the gathering site for thousands to greet the first sunrise of the New Year in Korea. The beach is also home to the sculpture 'Hands of Harmony'.
- Bogyeongsa is an important Buddhist temple nestled in a steep valley at the foot of 710-metre Mount Naeyeon in Songna-myeon, a region in Pohang's extreme northern part. Close by, in the same mountain valley, is Yeonsan Waterfall. Hiking trails lead from the temple up in the mountains. Bogyeongsa has several mountain hermitages.
- Oeosa temple lies in Pohang's extreme southern part, inside the mountains south of a coastal plain formed by Naengcheon River. It is situated at the foot of 481-metre Mt Unjae in a steep Daesong-myeon valley. The temple was founded by the well-travelled Silla monk, Wonhyo.
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