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Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do 김해 - (Travel Info Korea)
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Gimhae-si is located in the east of Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea. It is located in the west of Nakdonggang river. It was the capital of Garakguk, the central country of Gaya federation, from the middle 1C to the late 4C.

The population is 0.527 in the late November, 2014. It is the second largest population in Gyeongsangnam-do following Changwon-si. The population passed over 0.5 million in October, 2010. According to No.175 Local Government Act, Gimhae-si can have an exemption law. The city hall seat is Buwon-dong. The administrative division is 1eup 6myeon 12dong. (Data source: Wikipedia)

Gimhae Hanok Experience Center

You can experience traditional Korean hanok and learn the wisdom of our ancestors. You can stay hanok, and eat traditional Korean Table d'hote. The houses of yangban in the Joseon dynasty period have been reproduced. Folk daily supplies would attract your attention.


Address: Bonghwang-dong 425-13, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Contact information: 055-332-4735
The way to visit: Dong Gimhae IC→ Gimhae city hall→ Gimhae hanok experience center

Gimhae National Museum

Gimhae national museum displays various relics of Geumgwan Gaya, so you can see the life style of old people. It exhibits tools of war like Changdonggeom and armor, daily goods like earthenware, and accessories for free.


Address: Gusan-dong 232, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Contact information: 055-325-9332
The way to visit 1: West Gimhae→ Turn left(Handeok Han-shin apartment)→ Uam Elementary School→ Gimhae Arts and Sports Center → Gimhae National Museum
The way to visit 2: East Gimhae→ Gimhae city hall→ Gimhae police office→ Go straight to the bridge, and turn right→ Gimhae library→ Gimhae National Museum

Gimhae Astronomical Observatory

It is the only civil observatory in Youngnam. It is meaningful that it succeeds the observatory of Gaya. There are exhibition dong and observatory dong. You can observe vivid stars in the night sky through the astronomical telescope in observatory dong.


Address: Mountain 2-80, Eobang-dong, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Contact information: 055-337-3785
The way to visit: East Gimhae IC→ Inje University → Kaya Land→ Gimhae Astronomical Observatory

Royal Tomb of King Suro

It is the representative tourist attraction in Gimhae. It is the tomb of Kim Su-ro, the founder of Geumgwan Gaya in A.D.44. The huge circular burial mound tomb is so dignified.


Address: Seosang-dong 312, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Contact information: 055-332-1094
The way to visit: East Gimhae IC→ Dongseo intersection→ Hwalcheon gogae three-way intersection, turn right

Daeseong-dong Tomb Museum

The museum embodies the shape of helmet of Gaya's warrior. It exhibits bronze mirrors, earthenware and ironware excavated from Daeseong-dong Tomb that is for Gaya's ruling class. You can see No.29 and No. 39 ancient tombs. They have been displayed as it is.


Address: Daeseong-dong 434, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Contact information: 055-330-6881
The way to visit: Seo Gimhae IC, and turn left→ Oedong intersection, turn right→ Bridge, turn left→ Daeseong-dong Tomb Museum

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