Nakdong River

Andong dam
Hahoe Folk Village

Longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan.

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Taebaek Mountains

The Taebaek Mountains are a mountain range that stretches across North Korea and South Korea.

Location of the Taebaek Mountains on the Korean peninsula
The Taebaek Mountains in November 2007

The most important rivers of South Korea, the Han River and the Nakdong River, both originate in the Taebaek Mountains.

South Gyeongsang Province

Province in the southeast of South Korea.

Yeongnamnu in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province. A pavilion from the Joseon.
Changnyeong Temple at the base of Mount Hwawang

Most of the province is drained by the Nakdong River and its tributaries.


City in South Korea, and the capital of North Gyeongsang Province.

Dosan Seowon
Map of Andong's eup, myeon and dong. Note that the map is in Hangeul and Hanja.
Map of Andong city core.
Andong soju and hahoe mask
Bridge near Andong dam.
Andong Gu Market, food market in downtown Andong
{{ill|Woryeonggyo|ko|월영교}}, Bridge in Sang-a dong, Andong

The Nakdong River flows through the city.

Battle of Pusan Perimeter

Large-scale battle between United Nations Command (UN) and North Korean forces lasting from August 4 to September 18, 1950.

UN soldiers from the 27th US Infantry await North Korean attacks across the Naktong River from positions on the Pusan Perimeter, September 1950.
A map showing successive North Korean advance. The Pusan Perimeter is the border of the green portion of the peninsula.
UN troops unload in Korea
An M4 Sherman tank being loaded onto a barge at the port of Oakland, California, prior to shipment to Pusan, 1950.
US aircraft attack a North Korean train with rockets and napalm, 1950.
The main Seoul-Pusan railway and road was integral in bringing supplies to the front
Map of the Pusan Perimeter, August 1950.
Saddle Ridge near Taegu, one of the positions along Pusan Perimeter defended by the UN.
Troops of the 24th Infantry move to the Masan battleground
US Armor advances west of Masan
US Marines sit on a newly captured position overlooking the Naktong River, August 19
US Navy Corpsman treats US Marine casualty from the front line of the battle, August 17.
US artillery near Waegwan fires at North Korean troops attempting to cross the Naktong River
US Air Force post-strike picture of a 3.5 by area near Waegwan, in which 99 bombers dropped 3500, 500lb bombs
Map of the Naktong Defensive line, September 1950.
The Pusan Perimeter on September 15. The blue arrow indicated the Battle of Inchon, which had ended the attack on the perimeter
Bodies of Hill 303 massacre victims gathered near Waegwan, South Korea, many with their hands still bound.
North Korean T-34 tanks destroyed by US Air Force bombs near Waegwan

The UN troops, consisting mostly of forces from the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), United States, and United Kingdom, mounted a last stand around the perimeter, fighting off repeated KPA attacks for six weeks as they were engaged around the cities of Taegu, Masan, and Pohang and the Naktong River.

Gaya confederacy

Map showing the approximate location of selected Gaya polities relative to Silla and Baekje
An exhibition of royal tomb of Daegaya. Goryeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Gold crown and accessories.
Horn-shaped cup from Gaya that may illustrate connection of Persian culture through the Silk Road to Korea.
Gaya pottery at the National Museum of Korea.
Earthenwares display in Museum of Daegaya.
Shield ornaments excavated from the Daeseong-dong cemetery site in Gimhae.
This iron helmet illustrates the skill of iron-working and importance of iron from the Nakdong River valley.
Refinery model of Gaya people.
Gaya Crown
Earrings of Gaya.
A Gaya soldier (After AD 412, armor style influenced by Goguryeo.)

Gaya was a Korean confederacy of territorial polities in the Nakdong River basin of southern Korea, growing out of the Byeonhan confederacy of the Samhan period.


South Korea's second-most populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.4 million inhabitants.

View from Geumjeong Mountain
Gwangan Bridge
Administrative divisions
Hanjin Heavy Industries
Busan New Port
Jagalchi Market
A panoramic view of Pusan National University.
Korea Maritime and Ocean University.
Dadaepo Beach
Nurimaru APEC House
Beomeosa Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Busan Exhibition and Convention Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dongnae pajeon
Sajik Baseball Stadium
Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
Busan Port Pier 1 with the International Ferry Terminal (3 docked ferries shown)
Busan Metro Line 2

The most densely built-up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong and the Suyeong Rivers, with mountains separating most of the districts.

Gyeongsang Province

One of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon dynasty.

The region is ringed by the Taebaek and Sobaek Mountains and is drained by the Nakdong River.


Korean kingdom located on the southern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula.

Pre-Later Silla at its height in 576
Earthenware Funerary Objects in the Shape of a Shilla Warrior on Horseback
The Temple of the Golden Dragon, also known as Hwangryongsa, would later be destroyed during the Mongol Invasions.
(left to right) A Baekje, Goguryeo, and Shilla envoy depicted in a 6th-century painting.

In 209, when the eight small nations(浦上八國) in the Nakdong River basin attacked the Silla-friendly Alla-guk, the prince of Alla-guk asked Silla for a rescue army, and the king ordered Crown Prince Seok Uro to gather his troops and attack the eight kingdoms.


City in South Korea.

Reliquary from eighth-century Silla, Daegu National Museum
Daegu in the 18th century
Daegu City Hall
Administrative divisions
View of both the city of Daegu, with Jisan-dong and Beommul-dong
View of both the city of Daegu Suseong District, with Gosan Area
Daegu Metro Line 3.
Daegu International Future Auto EXPO 2017
Korean ICT Convergence Expo
Korean Brain Research Center - Advanced Equipment Center
2017 Green Energy Expo
Daegu skyline as seen from KNU's Technopark
Scenery of Donghwasa
Dalgubeol-daejong, a city bell at the Gukchae Bosang Park
Daegu Botanical Garden bridge
The sign of the Seomun Market
Daegu Art Museum
A home stadium of the Samsung Lions, one of the most popular sports teams in the city
DGB Daegu Bank Park
Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine
Keimyung University, main building
Dongdaegu Station
Map of the rapid transit of Daegu. The red line is line 1, and the green is line 2.
Daegu International Airport

Daegu is located in south-eastern Korea about 80 km from the seacoast, near the Geumho River and its mainstream, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do.


Peninsular region in East Asia.

Satellite image of Korea
A neighbourhood in North Gyeongsang Province
A view of Mount Seorak
Daedongyeojido – this 1861 map of Korea represents the peak of pre-modern mapmaking in the region.
Jeju Island seashore
7th century Tang dynasty painting of envoys from the Three Kingdoms of Korea: Baekje, Goguryeo, and Silla
Seokguram Grotto from the Silla era, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Three Kingdoms of Korea, at the end of the 5th century
Unified Silla and Balhae in the 8th century CE
Goryeo in 1374
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The earliest surviving depiction of the Korean flag was printed in a US Navy book Flags of Maritime Nations in July 1889.
The memorial tablet for the March 1st Movement in Pagoda Park, Seoul
Satellite image of the Korean peninsula taken at night showing the extent of the division between the Koreas today; note the difference in light emitted between the two countries
Moon and Kim shaking hands over the demarcation line on 27 April 2018
Hunminjeongeum, afterwards called Hangul.
Korean Buddhist architecture
Traditional Korean dance (Jinju geommu)
Amitabha and Eight Great Bodhisattvas, Goryeo scroll from the 1300s
Tteokbokki, rice cakes with spicy gochujang sauce.
Bulgogi and side dishes
Jikji, Selected Teachings of Buddhist Sages and Seon Masters, the earliest known book printed with movable metal type, 1377. Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

Two exceptions are the southward-flowing Nakdong River and Seomjin River.