Local Information

Hyoja Art Hall

Hyoja Art Hall

Hyoja Art Hall is only about a 15-minute walk from POSTECH and offers various cultural programs from classical music concerts to plays and movies. Admission is usually free. For the schedule of programs, click here (in Korean only). For more information, contact the IBS-CGP Admin Office at 279-9901.

Pohang Culture and Art Hall

Pohang Culture and Art Hall

Pohang Culture and Art Hall is the main venue of arts and cultural events in the city and offers high quality performance and exhibitions throughout the year. Pohang City Orchestra also performs regularly at the hall. For program information, please click here (in Korean only).

From POSTECH, it takes about 15–20 minutes by taxi and costs about KRW 6,000.

Pohang Museum of Steel Art (POMA) and Hwanho Haemaji Park

POMA

Pohang Museum of Steel Art is located at Hwanho Haemaji Park near Yeongildae Beach. Admission is free, and visitors can also enjoy a nice walk along pretty gardens at the park and beautiful view of Yeongildae Beach at the park’s observatory. For more information about current exhibitions and programs, visit the museum website at http://poma.kr/english/.

From POSTECH to Hwanho Haemaji Park, it takes about 30 minutes by taxi (costs about KRW 10,000) and about 45 minutes by bus (Route 105).

Yeongildae Beach

Yeongildae Beach

Yeongildae Beach is a great spot for weekend afternoons as well as breezy evenings during the week. There are many restaurants, cafés and bars along the beach.

It’s only a 10-minute drive from Downtown Pohang and about 35 minutes from POSTECH.

Jogging and Bicycle Track along Hyeongsan River

There is a nice track along Hyeongsan-gang River for those who enjoy jogging, walking, or riding a bicycle. You can join the track at the Hyoja SK-View Apartments area (about a 30-minute walk from POSTECH). If you walk towards POSCO and other steel plants, the track will meet the end of Hyeongsan-gang and continue along Songdo Beach.

Hike from CGP Guesthouse to POSTECH

*These instructions were kindly provided by Ben Knudsen who visited IBS-CGP from Northwestern University from Feb 27 to Mar 13, 2015.

There are many entrances to Pohang's system of trails (at least four within easy reach of the guesthouse), and all are worth exploring. The route from the guesthouse to POSTECH described here is both efficient and easy to find. The walk takes 45-60 minutes.

  1. Go straight from the guesthouse entrance and follow the graveled path to Jigok-ro, the first major street. Cross Jigok-ro, either by jaywalking or walking down to the first intersection to the left.
  2. Take the right fork at the intersection, leading you away from the convenience store and bus stop, and take the next right fork too. A dirt path will emerge next to the sidewalk. Follow it!
  3. Turn left and cross over the tunnel. If the stairs are too steep or muddy, the path to your right will take you around them.
  4. Bear right at the workout equipment and descend to cross a kind of field. There will be a building with colorful squares to your left. If you end up next to a large crop of LG branded buildings, you went the wrong way at the exercise equipment.
  5. Proceed along the ridge with the city on your left and the highway on your right. The path is well-maintained and clearly visible, and at most forks you can pick whichever direction you choose. You should continue straight at the signposts you meet.
  6. You should pass at least two blue cylinders and come across at least one more set of exercise equipment. Continue straight through it.
  7. The major landmark to watch for is the fence that will appear on your left. Follow it, avoiding any right forks.
  8. When you get to the gate, go through it and descend. You will emerge at the field behind the POSCO International Center (M-15 on the campus map).

Attractions in Nearby Cities

City of Gyeongju

Gyeongju

Pohang is only a 40-minute drive away from the historic city of Gyeongju which was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla for almost one thousand years until the 10th century. Gyeongju is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Korea and has an abundance of historical sites for tourist to enjoy. There are buses from Pohang to Gyeongju every 5 to 10 minutes, and you can either leave from Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal or Hyoja Intercity Bus Stop. For more information, please visit the Gyeongju Tourguide Website. If you need help deciding which sites to visit, click here for the Gyeongju Travel Information Brochure.

Daegu Opera House

Daegu Opera House

This is the closet opera venue to Pohang. For performance schedule and more information, please visit their website at http://www.daeguoperahouse.org/english/main.asp. There are several ways to get to Daegu Opera House from POSTECH. If you need help, please contact the CGP Admin Office at 054-279-9901.

Here are some of the websites you may find useful in exploring the region:

Off-campus Dining Suggestions

In addition to the [dining options on campus], the following are some suggestions on restaurants in Pohang.

*If you are new to Korean food, take a look at the Korea Tourism Organization website for quick descriptions of some common Korean dishes.

Category Restaurant Specility Recommended menu options
(unit: KRW)
Neighborhood Distance from campus
Korean Ggoddalim 꽃달임
Tel: 054-277-8825
14-1, Daei-ro 189beon-gil, Nam-gu
Korean traditional meal
(한정식, hanjeongsik)
and less formal dishes
Hanjeongsik (한정식) 12,000
Bulgogi (불고기) 13,000
Bibimbap (비빔밥) 8,000
I-dong (이동) 15 min by taxi
Yohsanjae 요산재
Tel: 054-278-3240
80, Daei-ro, Nam-gu
Vegetarian buffet Lunch 17,600
Dinner 19,000
Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Pyeondaejang Yeonghwa 편대장 영화
Tel: 054-277-2655
66, Posco-daero, Nam-gu
Korean BBQ
(grilled beef/pork)
Minced raw beef (육회) 19,000
Galbi (갈비) 19,000 & up
I-dong (이동) 10 min by taxi
Shigolmadang 시골마당
Tel: 054-282-8589
58, Idong-ro 7beon-gil, Nam-gu
Korean BBQ
(grilled beef/pork)
Galbi-sal (갈비살, boneless beef) 16,000 I-dong (이동) 20 min by taxi
Woomihyang 우미향
Tel: 054-273-6663
92, Daejam-gil, Nam-gu
Korean BBQ
(grilled beef/pork)
Galbi-sal (갈비살, boneless beef) 19,000 Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Chinese Taesan 태산
Tel: 054-278-2377
20, Hyojadong-gil 1beon-gil, Nam-gu
Chinese
(Korean Style)
Sweet and sour pork (탕수육) 23,000 Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
10 min walk
Joonghwagak 중화각
Tel: 054-274-1337
308-32, Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu
Spicy Jjajang (black sauce) noodle Spicy Jjajang noodle (짜장면) 7,000 Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Boocheonsung 부천성
Tel: 054-277-1753
22-20, Daei-ro 143beon-gil, Nam-gu
Chinese food Jjangpong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 7,000 I-dong (이동) 15 min by taxi
T N Hong 티엔홍
Tel: 054-274-6222
17-7, Daei-ro 159beon-gil, Nam-gu
Chinese food Jjangpong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 8,000 I-dong (이동) 15 min by taxi
Japanese Gajokjung 가족정
Tel: 054-272-7455
521-3, Huimang-daero, Nam-gu
Japanese ramen, Pork/beef cutlet 7,500 & up Daejam-dong (대잠동) 15 min by taxi
Sushimura 스시무라
Tel: 054-275-2358
14, Daei-ro 1beon-gil, Nam-gu
Sushi 15,000 & up Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Woosuri 우수리
Tel: 010-8591-0837
5, Hyoseong-ro 60beon-gil, Nam-gu
Japanese style bar Anju (안주, Snacks served with alcoholic beverages) 8,000 & up Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
10 min by taxi
Fish Bada-sok-meul-hye 바다속물회
Tel: 054-275-0406
8, Jungheung-ro 213beon-gil, Buk-gu
Sliced raw fish Raw fish in cold & spicy broth (물회) 12,000 Jukdo-dong (죽도동) 20 min by taxi
Badawon 바다원
Tel: 054-252-9200
16-1, Samho-ro 468beon-gil, Buk-gu
Sliced raw fish Raw fish in cold & spicy broth (물회) 12,000 Hwanho-dong (환호동) 30 min by taxi
Marado hyet jip 마라도 횟집
Tel: 054-251-3850
217, Haean-ro , Buk-gu
Sliced raw fish Raw fish in cold & spicy broth (물회) 12,000 Duho-dong (두호동) 30 min by taxi
Café Arabica 아라비카
Tel: 054-231-7088
415, Haean-ro, Buk-gu
Coffee & cake Espresso 3,800
Americano 3,800
Café latte 4,500
Hwanho-dong (환호동) 30 min by taxi
Schumann & Clara 슈만과 클라라
Tel: 054-274-4268
46, Huimang-daero 514beon-gil, Nam-gu
Coffee, tea & bread Café latte 6,000
Organic tea (varieties) 6,000 & up
Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Others À table! 아 따블르!
Tel: 070-7804-7726
5-26, Hyojadong-gil 10beon-gil, Nam-gu
Tomato curry 7,000
Ricotta cheese salad 10,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Nilli 닐리
Tel: 223-9341
64, Jigok-ro, Nam-gu
Pasta, pizza & salad 10,000 & up Jigok-dong (지곡동) 10 min walk
Jjimdalk Jjorimdalk 찜닭쪼림닭
Tel: 054-283-7878
23, Hyoseong-ro, Nam-gu
Steamed chicken in soy sauce (찜닭) 23,000 Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Nakdong-Saeng O-ri 낙동강생오리
Tel: 277-9255
15, Hyojadong-gil 5beon-gil, Nam-gu
Duck BBQ 20,000 & up Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Yongpo Mandoo Jjimppang 용포만두찐빵
Tel: 273-0666
10, Hyojadong-gil 5beon-gil, Nam-gu
Noodles & dumplings Thin noodles in anchovy broth Thin noodles with spicy sauce (비빔국수) 4,000
Chewy noodles with spicy sauce (쫄면) 4,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Mandooga 만두가
Tel: 278-1898
2, Hyojadong-gil, Nam-gu
Dumplings Deep fried dumpling 4,000
Noodles in cold beef broth 5,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Han’s Dream 한스드림 베이커리
Tel: 272-8896
6, Hyojadong-gil, Nam-gu
Bakery Banquette
Ciabatta (plain, olive & cheese)
Multi-grain bread
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
브래드 릴리 Bread Lilly
Tel: 070-8824-0300
64, Jigok-ro, Nam-gu
Bakery Fresh bread 2,500 & up Jigok-dong (지곡동) 10 min walk
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Accommodation Suggestions for Pohang & Gyeongju

Rates are as of Dec 2014 and may vary by season. Please contact the venue or your IBS-CGP visitor coordinator for current rates.

Pohang

Accommodation Distance from POSTECH Room Note
Type Maximum Occupancy Average Rate per night (KRW)
PAL Guesthouse
790-751, Jigok-ro, Nam-gu
Walk: 10 min Private room 1 20,000
  • Reservations must be made through an IBS-CGP visitor coordinator.
  • Refrigerator, gas stove (no utensil for cooking), TV, sofa
Private unit
(3 rooms, kitchen, 1 bathroom)
4 60,000
AppleTree Hotel
603-7, Sangdo-dong, Nam-gu
Tel: 054-241-1234
Taxi: 15min Double 2 70,000
  • Complimentary continental breakfast (07:00–09:00)
  • Rate per nights is 80,000 won in high seasons
Twin 2 70,000
Ondol
(heated floor, no bed)
2 70,000
Benikea Hotel
128, Jungang-ro, Nam-gu
Tel: 054-282-2700
Taxi: 20 min Double 2 70,000
  • Complimentary breakfast (07:00–10:00)
Twin 3 80,000
Eco Hotel
207-27, Haedo-dong, Nam-gu
Tel: 054-282-8787
Taxi: 20 min Double 1 1 90,000
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Double 2 2 100,000
Twin 2 100,000
Deluxe Twin 2 120,000
Family 4 150,000
Deluxe Family 6 200,000
Banana Biztel
694-4, Shinheung-Dong, Buk-gu
Tel: 054-248-7555, 070-8873-7533
Taxi: 25 min Standard 40,000 (Sun–Thu)
50,000 (Fri–Sat)
  • Complimentary continental breakfase
  • Shuttle service from train station bus terminal(reservation required)
Special 50,000 (Sun–Thu)
60,000 (Fri–Sat)
VIP 60,000 (Sun–Thu)
70,000 (Fri–Sat)

Gotaek(traditional house) in Gyeongju

Accommodation Distance from POSTECH Room
Type No. of people Rate (USD)
Standard Max Weekday Weekend
Dong-nak-dang
1600-1, Oksan-ri, Angang-eup, Gyeongju-si 780-805
Tel: 054-774-1950, 010-3378-6119
Taxi: 30 min West House 1:
1 room, 1 living room
2 2 60 70
West House 2:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 5 80 90
East House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 10 110 140
Wor-am-Jae
749-2, Tap-dong, Gyeongju-si 780-170
Tel: 054-774-1950, 010-3378-6119
Taxi: 45 min Entire House:
3 rooms, 1 living room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen
4 9 160 210
Jong-o-jeong
375, Songok-dong, Gyeongju-si
Tel: 054-774-1950, 010-3378-6119
Taxi: 45 min West House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 6 110 130
North House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 6 110 130
East House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 8 110 140
Seo-ak-seo-won
615, Seoak-dong, Gyeongju-si 780-200
Tel: 054-774-1950, 010-3378-6119
Taxi: 45 min Right Garden East House:
1 room, 1 living room
2 7 60 80
West House:
1 room, 1 living room
2 7 60 80
North House San:
1 room, 1 living room
2 7 60 80
Gang:
1 room, 1 living room
2 6 60 80
Left Garden Bada House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
2 6 110 130
Rose House:
1 room, 1 living room
2 3 50 70
Orchid House:
1 room
2 3 50 70
Do-bong-seo-dang
709-1, Seoak-dong, Gyeongju-si 780-200
Tel: 054-774-1950, 010-3378-6119
Taxi: 48 min East House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
Max 2–6
2 6 90 110
West House:
3 rooms, 1 living room
Max 2–10
2 10 110 140
South House:
2 rooms, 1 living room
Max 2–10
2 10 110 140
  • Additional USD 10 charged for each guest over the standard occupancy