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Yeongcheon is in North Gyeongsang. Between Seoul and Busan on the Gyeongbu Expressway, the city is the birthplace of Choe Mu-seon and Jeong Mong-ju.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest major airport is 1 Daegu International Airport (TAE IATA), about 42 km southwest of Yeongcheon.

By train[edit]

  • 2 Yeongcheon station. Yeongcheon's railway station is on the Jungang and Daegu Lines. Yeongcheon Station (Q755243) on Wikidata Yeongcheon station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

From Seoul, drive along the Gyeongbu Expressway for around 350 km.

Get around[edit]


  • Yeongcheon National Cemetery.
  • Yeongcheon Oriental Medicine Village.
  • Bohyeonsan Dam Zip Wire.


  • 1 Eunhaesa Temple, 479 Chiil-ri, Cheongtong-myeon (catch a bus from Yeongcheon bus station), +82 54-335-3318. Literally meaning "Temple of the Silver Sea", the interior is as beautiful as its name. Eunhaesa was built in 809 during the reign of the Silla Kingdom. ₩3,000 entrance fee. Eunhaesa (Q623545) on Wikidata Eunhaesa on Wikipedia




  • Sail Spa Land.
  • Unjusan Horse Riding Recreation Forest.
  • Imgoseowon Confucian Academy.
  • Cheonsunurim-gil Trail.
  • Chisan Tourist Site Trail Entrance.


  • Yeongcheon Public Market, 982-3 Wansan-dong (10 minute walk from Seodaemun Prison), +82 54-331-1772. A traditional Korean-style market selling fresh food, medicinal herbs, groceries as well as local arts and crafts. It is primarily for the locals so it is a challenge for English speakers to get by. Try the twisted bread sticks and gomtang soup.


  • Seafood King Soup, 158 Hoguk-Ro, +82 54 332 8787. Fresh seafood that comes out of the aquarium. Includes shellfish, abalone, octopus and squid.



  • 1 Gwiae Traditional House, 37-17 Gwiho 1(il)-gil, Hwanam-myeon, +82 10-5556-8043. Free private parking and free Wi-Fi.
  • 2 Lime Motel, 496 Geumho-ro Geumho-eup, +82 10-4181-0040. Check-in: 6PM.
  • Chisan Camping Site.


Go next[edit]

  • Daegu
  • Head east to get to the coastal and industrial city of Pohang
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