5 Tips for Visiting Pohang Space Walk (and Who Shouldn’t Go)

I took a day trip to Pohang from Gyeongju, and one of the top things to do in Pohang that I knew I had to do was visit the Hwanho Park Space Walk, or Pohang Space Walk.

The Pohang Space Walk is a big walkable rollercoaster and art installation made from stainless steel. I’ve never seen something like this.

Here’s everything you need to know plus some tips to help you decide if you should visit.

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Is the Pohang Space Walk Worth Visiting?

From an outsider’s view, it might just look like stairs to walk on.

But it was a total thrill (at least for me, I’m a mid-thrill seeker).

Even on a sunny day in May, the whole thing shook. I was holding onto the rails throughout most of the way, and it was nice crying-laughing with locals who were also doing the same.

View from the top:
From the top of the Pohang Space Walk, visitors enjoy a stunning view of the coastline and the deep blue sea. A descending metal staircase offers an unobstructed vantage point over the lush greenery and the expansive water, with ships visible in the distance and the city skyline along the horizon. The sunny weather enhances the picturesque outdoor setting.

The view towards the top was beautiful. You get a bird’s eye view of Pohang’s scenic coast.

It was worth doing a day trip to Pohang for and was a trip highlight (of course, visit other sites in Pohang).

Tickets to Hwanho Park Space Walk

Entrance to the Pohang Space Park is free.

If you want a tour that provides transportation to Pohang Space Walk and other popular destinations, here’s the top booked tour:

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How to Get to Pohang Space Walk (it’s a journey)

A picturesque view on the way to the Pohang Space Walk, framed by leafy branches. The park area in the foreground is dotted with trees and a few structures, leading to an open plaza with a circular fountain. Beyond, the cityscape of Pohang unfolds, with buildings lining the waterfront and a bridge crossing the bay under a hazy sky.

Address: 산8 Duho-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Pohang Space Walk is located inside Hwanho Sunrise Park.

By Bus

Pohang Space Walk is a 20-minute bus ride from both the Pohang KTX train station and Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal.

Use Naver Map to find the nearest bus stop and real-time schedules.

By Taxi or Car

You can also hail a taxi or book a ride on Kakao Taxi app. They will take you to the park entrance, where you still have to walk up to the Pohang Space Walk.

There is a free parking lot, but you will also have to make the same 10-minute trek up.

By Walking

I started my Pohang day trip in Yeongildae Beach. From the beach it was a 20-minute walk to the entrance of the Hwanho Sunrise Park area.

From the park entrance, it was about a 10-minute walk, but through hills and stairs. So it was a bit of a workout! Though the views were nice along the way.

Who Can Go on the Pohang Space Walk?

The current restrictions are: “Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian” and children under the height of 110cm or 3’6″ tall.

However if you’re extremely afraid of heights but still want to go on the Space Walk, maybe try only going up to a certain point, then come back down.

The line for the Space Walk was quite long, but moved quickly.

Safety Rules and Don’ts

The image displays the safety rules for artwork access at the Space Walk, provided in multiple languages, including German, English, and Chinese.

From their sign board, these were the most notable safety rules. (I hope these don’t scare you! While I was holding onto the rails, it still felt safe and stable!)

  1. The artwork can be experienced by up to 250 people at a time.
  2. Please be aware and take caution that other people’s belongings may fall from above when on the artwork.
  3. Please be assured that the shaking that may occur while on the artwork is safe and not hazardous.
  4. If the alarm sounds, please leave the artwork immediately.
  5. In case of emergency, please call 119.

My Personal Tips for Visiting Pohang Space Walk

Inside the Pohang Space Walk, visitors climb the spiraling metal walkways amidst the lush greenery of the park. The structure's futuristic design creates an engaging experience, with people ascending and descending the intertwined paths, enjoying the outdoor adventure and scenic views. The park below bustles with activity, adding to the lively atmosphere.

Don’t Carry a Bunch of Stuff

If you can, leave any heavy things behind or things that might fly away. If you’re like me, you want to focus on holding onto the railing. 😅

If you’re carrying food or drinks, you do have to leave it.

Don’t Wear a Hat

…I wore a hat. Even on a sunny day, it got quite windy, so maybe don’t wear a hat that might fly away and wear extra sunscreen!

Don’t Rush

There might be some fearless visitors who want to speed through. Don’t block the way and stand in the middle, but don’t feel pressured to rush either! Take your time as needed.

Ask a Stranger for a Photo Op

Once you see a line towards the top, that means you reached the end of the Space Walk. People will be lining up to take a photo.

I went solo, and while I was a bit shy, I asked the person behind me to take a photo.

People were taking their sweet time taking photos. With a long line, try not to be that person!

Nearby Attractions

Both these locations are walkable from Pohang Space Walk. For more sites to visit in Pohang, read my 11 Things to Do in Pohang blog post.

Yeongildae Beach

A sunny day at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, Korea, with a view of the city skyline across the water. A sloped concrete walkway runs parallel to the shoreline, marked by a row of round stones leading into the sea. People enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pier, with urban buildings and clear skies in the background.

Yeongildae Beach is one of the largest beaches in the east coast. The beach has soft sandy shores and clear waters. You can walk along the promenade and take photos in front of the various art installations.

Yeongil Bridge

Yeongil Bridge in Pohang, Korea, extends over calm waters, featuring traditional Korean architectural elements. Visitors can be seen admiring the view from the bridge, which ends in an elegant pavilion. The sturdy stone base and ornate balustrades complement the natural beauty of the seaside setting.

If you walk down the promenade from Yeongildae Beach, you’ll reach the Yeongil Bridge, or Young-il Bridge.

Once you walk the bridge, you can go up to the second floor of the traditional wooden observatory deck. It’s especially beautiful during sunset and at night when it lights up.

Here’s my video of Pohang Space Walk:

What a thrill! Even on a sunny day this shakes! 💯 recommend! 😆 📍Pohang Space Walk in Korea Vlog ➡️

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