Bulguksa Temple (경주 불국사)
This UNESCO-listed site is perhaps the most famous historic site in Korea. Two granite pagodas on either sides of the temple, Dabotap and Seokgatap, as well as Seokguram, a man-made grotto just above the temple, add to the splendid grandeur of this 1,500-year-old home of many important relics.
Daegwallyeong Ranch (대관령 양떼목장)
This only sheep ranch in Korea doubles as a natural sledge park in winter.
The dreaminess of the view is as heady as the mountain air.
Meat-lovers should stop by the restaurants in the ranch village for a taste of the highest grade lamb.
Cheongdo Bull Fighting Festival (청도 소싸움 축제)
As the biggest bull fighting festival in Korea, Cheongdo Bull Fighting Festival attracts around half a million people every year.
In addition to the big matches of 130 fighting bulls, there are art contests, cow-play exorcisms, rodeo experience, and even magic shows to entertain the crowd.
If the sights are a bit too violent for your taste, check out other Cheongdo attractions such as the Nakdae Waterfall and Unmun Temple.
Anapji (Anap Pond) (경주 안압지)
This man-made pond was created during the Shilla Dynasty approximately 1,500 years ago.
Three buildings stand on three artificial islands while patches of lotus flowers frame the pond.
Gorgeous exterior lighting that go on after sunset create a magical night view.
Seryang-Je, a reservoir built in 1969 in Hwasun, is another famous spot for both professional and amateur photographers for its ethereal mist and reflections of colorful blossoms and leaves.