It’s time for a getaway!

From camping, water sports, karts, MTB to horse riding, the outdoor adventure awaits you in Gyeongsangbuk-do of South Korea, a.k.a Gyeongbuk, the south-east of Korea.

Consider Gyeongbuk as your choice for outdoor escapes, as they have plenty of all things exciting throughout the region – find something you weren’t looking for.

*Please note that opening hours are subject to change.

Camping: The Ultimate Fun of Staying Outside.

1. Uljin Gusan Camping

“Relax your mind & soul with the gentle sound of waves and the fresh scent of pine trees.”


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  • Address: San 70, Gusan-ri, Giseong-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongbuk

Located in Gusan Beach of Uljin, this camping site is where you can go camping in the midst of a black pine forest and at the same time have an awe-inspiring view of the ocean waves and the pure white sands.

There are 3 types of camping to choose from: caravan, glamping site, and auto camping.

2. Yeongyang Subi Starlight Camping

“Where you can sleep with the pure nature and a stray of stars at night.”


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  • Address: 213 Bonshin-ro, Subi-myeon, Yeongyang-gun, Gyeongbuk

As the name suggests, this camping site is all about the starlights you can witness at night, which means the air and the surroundings are fresh and clean enough to enable the stars to be seen. Stay overnight to gaze at the stars at this camping ground nestled in mountains and a stream.

3. Uiseong Binggye Camping

“Spend a day in the middle of the mountain cliffs and stream.”


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  • Address: 896 Binggye-ri, Chunsan-myeon, Uiseong-gun, Gyeongbuk

Surrounded by hills cloaked in trees and forests, this auto campground is in the midst of the Binggye stream, a big stream that runs down from the Bingsan mountain where the local village ‘Binggye-ri’ is built. You can have an enjoyable camping moment to the fullest with fresh air, a rural landscape, and of course the clean stream surrounded by steep cliffs that make one of the most picturesque nature views.

*Fun fact: The rocks that rise in the middle of the stream are one of the eight official sceneries of Gyeongbuk and the area was designated as Binggye county’s park in 1987.

4. Cheongdo Shinhwarang Camping

“Go camping and also learn about the ancient youth spirit of Silla Kingdom.”


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  • Address: 150-6 Bangji-ri, Unmun-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongbuk

Operated by Cheongdo County, this auto camping site is located inside the Shinhwarang Culture Village, a cultural theme park built to commemorate the spirit of Hwarang*. It’s easily reachable to other facilities of the cultural complex, including the VR experience zone and memorial hall.

*Fun fact: Hwarang is an elite warrior group of young men in the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-AD 935). You can take a glimpse of what the Hwarang spirit was through the K-Drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth” starring Park Seo-joon, Go A-ra and Park Hyung-sik. It’s also known as the drama where BTS V showed his acting skills.

Thrilling Water Activities: Seek a Higher Elevation of Excitement.

1. Uljin Yacht School

“Sail across the East Sea!”

  • Address: 98 Uljindaegae-ro, Hupo-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongbuk

In Uljin, a coastal city known to have beautiful beaches, you can go sailing on a yacht across the crystal clear East Sea of Korea. Uljin Yacht School offers the ultimate amusement in the ocean. You can also feel the cool sea breeze as the yacht sails in the sea.

Opening Hours: Every day 9:00am~6:00pm

[Recommended Activity in Uljin]

2. Andong Canoe 

“Feel the tranquility of Nakdong River as you paddle down the waters.”

  • Address: 30 Podo 1-gil, Andong, Gyeongbuk

In Andong, the longest river in South Korea called the Nakdong River or Nakdonggang passes through and you can experience a variety of water activities in the river, and one would be canoeing. Andong Mulgil Canoe Tour offers a calm and tranquil paddling experience with its wooden canoes along the Nakdong River flows. In Korean, there’s a word called “Yuyujajeok”, meaning “taking it easy”, which will be fulfilled as you paddle down the river.

Opening Hours: Every day 10:00am/ 2:00pm

3. Andong Hahoe Rafting

“Let your boat flow along the Nakdong River.”

  • Address: 159 Jeonseo-ro, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong, Gyeongbuk

Hahoe is one of the known rafting courses for its slow-flowing streams. You can enjoy a calmer rafting experience. The course starts from Byeongsan Seowon Confucian Academy and you can enjoy the superb view of Buyonggyeong, which boasts the best of the 12 views of the Nakdong River, and the traditional Korean houses that are preserved along the waterfront road.

[Recommended Tours in Andong]

[Recommended Activities in Andong]

4. Seongju Ara World Water Park 

“Everything that you dream of doing with water is here in Seongju Ara World.”


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  • Address: 116 Sadeorae-gil, Geumsu-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongbuk

Seongju Ara World is a water leisure park built on Seongju Lake. There are all kinds of exciting water activities that you can do: all things water from a banana boat, flying fish, disco boat, motorboat, water ski, wakeboard to water slides.

Opening Hours: Every day 9:00am~6:00pm

[Recommended Tour in Seongju]

5. Bonghwa Rafting 

“Rafting while looking at the jaw-dropping nature scenery is a must.”

  • Address: 1136-12 Cheongnyang-ro, Myeongho-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongbuk

In Bonghwa, there is a stream of water where two rivers meet, which is the beginning of the Nakdong River. It is the Inari River that winds around the 12 peaks of Cheongnyangsan Mountain, famous as a rafting course. As you go rafting along the river, you can appreciate the breathtaking scenery of the peaks of Cheongyangsan Mountain.

Opening Hours: Every day 9:00am~6:00pm

[Recommended Tour in Bonghwa]

Special Outdoor Things to Do: An Adrenaline-Inducing Surprise at Every Step.

1. Mungyeong Kart World

“Ride the stimulating kart along the fun track!” 


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  • Address: 36 Saejae1-gil, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong, Gyeongbuk

Mungyeong Kart World is an outdoor go-kart in Mungyeong of Gyeongbuk, known for its historical remnants. The go-kart track is located near the parking lot of Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park. Its simple track is enjoyable for anyone including children.

Opening Hours: Every day 9:00am~7:00pm

[Recommended Tour in Mungyeong]

2. Yeongyang Firefly Observatory and Eco Park 

“The final destination for a starry night!”


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  • Address: 129 Banditburi-ro, Subi-myeon, Yeongyang, Gyeongbuk

Located within the Yeongyang Firefly Eco Park, Yeongyang Firefly Astronomical Observatory is a perfect place for stargazing. You can especially observe the galaxy including the moon and the stars through the telescope in the observatory. The observatory was the first to be designated as the International Dark-Sky (IDS) Park in Asia.

3. Gumi Horseback Riding 

“The best option to go horseback riding in Gyeongbuk.”

  • Address: 1174-7 Seonsangdong-ro, Okseong-myeon, Gumi, Gyeongbuk

Operated by Gumi City, this equestrian center is where you go horseback riding while enjoying the classic Nakdong riverscape. Both indoor and outdoor places are prepared for you to experience horseback riding regardless of the weather.

4. Gimcheon MTB Park – Mountain Biking

“Hit a bike high along the exciting mountain biking trails!”

  • Address: Ineu-ri, Bongsan-myeon, Gimcheon, Gyeongbuk

This MTB park is a perfect mecca for avid bikers. There are a total of 5 routes including 3 cross-country courses and a downhill. As you go up the hill and reach one of the peaks, you can enjoy an entrancing view of the mountainous landscape.

If you want to explore various sides of Gyeongbuk based on your travel needs, read this article: Top 5 Things to Do in Gyeongbuk Based on Your Travel Needs.

If you want to learn the A to Z of Gyeongbuk, read this ultimate Gyeongbuk travel guide: The Most Up-to-date Travel Guide of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea.

From natural mountainous landscapes to the vast coastal beaches, Gyeongbuk is full of adventurous surprises.

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  • Gyeongbuk Official Blog

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