Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, the home to many of Korea's UNESCO heritage sites, will be showcasing a cultural festival from this week.
The 2020 World Heritage Festival Gyeongbuk will kick off this Friday and run until August 30 in the cities of Andong, Gyeongju and Yeongju.
The inaugural festival promotes the rich cultural heritage of the region, including the Confucian and Buddhist philosophies that spawned from there.
Events include fashion shows with Andong's famous Sambe or hemp fiber and night tours at Korea's oldest private Confucian academy, Sosu Seowon .
As part of COVID-19 measures, visitors will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.