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.

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 Yohsanjae 요산재
Tel: 054-278-3240
80, Daei-ro, Nam-gu
Korean dish
(Vegan option available)
Bibimbab(비빔밥)
Chengukjang(청국장,fast-fermented bean pasted soup) 11,000 & up
Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Hanwoo Bonga 한우본가
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
Shigolhanwoo 시골한우
Tel: 054-275-3091
11-6, Saecheonnyeondaero 434beon-gil, Nam-gu
Korean BBQ
(grilled beef/pork)
Galbi-sal (갈비살, boneless beef) 20,000 & up Daejam-dong (대잠동) 15 min by taxi
Kkangtong-Galbi 깡통갈비
Tel: 054-277-9288
75, Hyungsangang-bukro, Nam-gu
Korean BBQ
(grilled beef)
Galbi (갈비) 26,000 & up Hyoja-dong (효자동) 20 min walk
Kyodongmyunok 교동면옥
Tel: 054-277-4222
82, Posco-daero, Nam-gu
Korean noodle
& Korean BBQ
Mul Naengmyun (물냉면, Korean cold noodle) 8,000
Bibim Naengmyun (비빔냉면, Korean cold, spicy, chewy noodle) 8,000
Galbi-tang (갈비탕, Korean beef short rib soup) 9,000
I-dong (이동) 15 min by taxi
Sigolyeohang 시골여행
Tel: 054-277-8399
34-2, Yuganggil 10beon-gil, Yeonil-eup, Nam-gu
Korean noodle Kal-guksu (칼국수) 6,000 & up Yeonil (연일) 15 min walk
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 Jjampong 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 Jjampong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 8,000 I-dong (이동) 15 min by taxi
Doma 도마
Tel: 054-615-0707
20, Hyoseong-ro 12beon-gil, Nam-gu
Chinese food Jajang noodle (짜장면) 5,000
Jjampong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 8,000
Sweet and sour port (탕수육) 16,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
20 min walk
By Ryu 바이유
Tel: 054-615-2888
13-6, Hyoseong-ro 52beon-gil, Nam-gu
Chinese food Jjajang noodle (짜장면) 5,000
Spicy Jjajang noodle 6,000
Jjampong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 8,000
White Jjampong noodle (noodles w/ seafood & vegetables in spicy broth) 8,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 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)
5 min by taxi
Suni 순이
Tel: 054-273-6686
33-3, Hyojadong0gil 10beon-gil, Nam-gu
Japanese ramen Japanase ramen (일본식 라면) 9,000
Fried octopus (문어 튀김) 9,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Ramen Berova 베라보
Tel: 070-7763-3439
25-1, Hyojadong-gil 6beon-gil, Nam-gu
Japanese ramen 9,000 & up Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Thai Hyojadong Ssal Guksu 효자동 쌀국수
Tel: 054-278-8815
24-1, 10, Hyojadong-gil
Rice noodle 8,000 & up Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
란나타이
Tel:054-282-2020
51 Daei-ro, Nam-gu
Thai food Noodle and fried rice
9,000 & up
Daejam-dong
(대잠동)
10 min by taxi
폭폭타이
Tel:054-278-8842
570-6 Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu
Thai food Noodle and fried rice
11,000 & up
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 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
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 Coffee Roasters 아라비카 커피 로스터스
Tel: 054-231-7088
185-1, Haean-ro, Buk-gu
Coffee & cake Espresso 3,800
Americano 3,800
Café latte 4,500
Hwanho-dong (환호동) 30 min by taxi
Clematis 클레마티스
Tel: 054-244-2030
73, Posco-daero, Nam-gu
Coffee, tea & bread Americano 4,500
Organic tea (varieties) 6,000 & up
Daejam-dong (대잠동) 10 min by taxi
Hands Coffee 핸즈커피
Tel: 054-275-3476
16, Hyoseong-ro 64beon-gil, Nam-gu
Coffee & bread Hand drip coffee 5,500 & up
Espresso 4,000
Long black 4,300
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
5 Plus Coffee 파이브 플러스 커피
22-16, Hyoseong-ro 93beon-gil, Nam-gu
Coffee Americano 4,500
Espresso 4,500
Cafe latte 5,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Have a Good Day 좋은날
Tel: 070-7766-8899
1F, 101 Hyeongsangangbok-ro, Nam-gu
Brunch & Coffee Americano 4,000
Cafe latte 4,500
Sandwiches 11,000 & up
salads 13,000 & up
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Fiore 피오레
26, Youngang-gil 10 beon-gil, Yeonil-eup, Nam-gu
Coffee & cake Americano 4,000
Espresso 4,000
Cafe latte 4,500
Yeonil (연일) 10 min walk
Go Around Coffee 고 어라운드 커피
30, Youdong-gil, Nam-gu
Coffee Cotton flannel drip coffee 6,000
Espresso 3,000
Americano 3,000
Charcoal latte 4,500
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Others Fano 파노
Tel: 070-7804-7726
21, Hyojadong-gil 10beon-gil, Nam-gu
Coffee & Food Tomato curry 8,000
Pizza 17,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Nilli 닐리
Tel: 054-223-9341
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) 4,500
Chewy noodles with spicy sauce (쫄면) 4,500
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Mandooga 만두가
Tel: 278-1898
2, Hyojadong-gil, Nam-gu
Dumplings Deep fried dumplings 5,500
Noodles in cold beef broth 5,500
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
15 min walk
Soomiga 수미가
Tel: 054-278-3698
28, Hyoseong-ro, Nam-gu
Dumplings Steamed dumplings 4,500 & up
Deep fried dumplings 5,000 & up
Jjolmyeon (Spicy cold chewy noodles) 6,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Brillant Blanc 브릴랑 블랑
Tel: 054-285-0310
18, Hyoseong-ro, Nam-gu
Bakery Sweet red beans and butter bread 3,500
Cream Cheese bread 3,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
20 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
Hyggelig 휘겔리
13, Hyoseong-ro 29beon-gil, Nam-gu
Brunch & Coffee Americano 3,500
Cafe latte 4,500
Chicken Fricassee 16,000
Porcini mushroom cream pasta 15,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Siktam 식탐
Tel: 054-272-3389
125, Hyeongsangangbuk-ro, Nam-gu
Pasta, pizza & salad Pork neck steak 16,900
Spicy pork neck cream pasta 16,900
Bacon Carbonara 15,900
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
Home Pasta 홈 파스타
Tel: 054-277-7678
6, Hyoseong-ro 64beon-gil, Nam-gu
Pasta Carbonara 11,000
Cheese oven bee fried rice 11,000
Hyoja-dong
(효자동)
5 min by taxi
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Accommodation Suggestions for Pohang & Gyeongju

Rates are as of March 2018 and may vary by season. Please contact the venue or your IBS-CGP visitor coordinator for current rates.

Pohang

Accommodation Distance from POSTECH Room Breakfast (1 person) Note
Type Average Rate per night (KRW)
POSCO Int'l Center
82-54-279-8500
Walk: 10 min Double 88,000 13,200 - Reservations must be made through an IBS-CGP visitor coordinator.
Twin 88,000
Hotel Yeongildae
82-54-280-8900
Taxi: 15 min Double 120,000 8,000
Deluxe Double 142,000
AppleTree Hotel
82-54-241-1234
Taxi: 15min Double 50,000 (1 person)
55,000 (2 persons)
free
Twin 60,000
Philos Hotel
82-54-250-2000
Taxi: 15min Double 80,000 10,000 - Room rates vary:
Sun-Thu: 70,000 KRW / Fri-Sun: 80,000 KRW
Twin 80,000
Benikea Hotel Pohang
82-54-282-2700
Taxi: 20 min Double 80,000 free
Twin 80,000
Eco Hotel
82-54-282-8787
Taxi: 20 min Double 60,000 (1 person)
80,000 (2 persons)
10,000 (included in room rates)
Twin 80,000

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