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Seongju County (Seongju-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province, with about 51,000 residents. It is a largely agricultural area immediately west of the metropolitan city of Daegu. The capital of the county is the town of Seongju.

Seongju County is famous for its production of oriental melons. Farms in the county comprise about 70% of total oriental melon production in the country.

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Seongju-gun is in the southwest of Gyeongbuk, and the topography is generally circular, bordering Dalseong-gun and Chilgok-gun of Daegu to the east, Gimcheon-si and Geochang-gun of Gyeongnam to the west, Goryeong-gun and Hapcheon-gun and Geochang-gun of Gyeongnam to the south, and Gimcheon and Chilgok-gun to the north. The northwestern part is divided into the plains formed by the Nakdong River and its tributary rivers, and the sandy loam along the Nakdong River and Daegacheon coast are widely distributed.

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  • Gayasan Wildflower Botanical Garden
  • Geumsu Cultural Art Village
  • Placenta Chamber of King Sejong's Princes
  • Seongju Gun Memory Museum
  • Hangae Village
  • Hoeyeon Confucian School

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Gayasan from Haeinsa temple
  • 1 Mt. Gaya (Gayasan), Park office 123-1, Guwon-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-Do, +82-55-932-7810. Mt. Gaya, at the southwest border of Seongju, is designated as a national park. The main peak is Chilbulbong (1,433m) and with Udubong, Namsan, Danjibong, Namsan 1-bong, Maehwasan etc, which are around 1,000 m in height, Mt. Gaya is renowned for its outstanding scenery and diverse ridgelines. Follow the Circular Road from Suryun-myeon to Mt. Gaya, and you’ll be able to find dark-red cliffs reaching far into the sky. A path up the mountain in Yonggigol and Simwongol stretches along the valley and waterfalls. Yonggigol provides an excellent view of Mt. Gaya. Gayasan National Park (Q490975) on Wikidata Gayasan National Park on Wikipedia

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