Three must-see destinations in Gwangju, North Gyeongsang
Head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
Notable feature: The Seokga and Dapo in the temple are thought to be two of the best pagodas in the country.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Twenty-three ancient tombs including that of King Michuwang
Notable feature: Cheonmachong, where visitors can see what the inside of a tomb looks like.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A pond, forest garden and animal farm for the royal family
Notable feature: The night view is stunning with lights; the lotus pond nearby is beautiful, especially in the early summer.
Hours: Open all hours