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9 Places to Visit, 9 Foods to Eat, 9 Items to Purchase, and 9 Trails to Walk

9 Places to Visit

The First Place: Bongha Village
The First Place: Bongha Village
Location: Bonsan-ri, Jinyeong-eup
This village is named Bongha Village because it is located at the feet of the signal-fire platform in Bonghasan Mountain. In addition, it has the birthplace and grave of Former President Roh Moo-hyun.
The Second Place: Clay Arch Gimgae Museum
The Second Place: Clay Arch Gimgae Museum
Location: Songjeong-ri, Jillye-myeon
This is the world’s first art museum for architectural ceramics, which aims for the meeting between ceramics and architecture. The harmony between the museum panorama seen from the ceramics exhibition hall and the wide paddy field at the back creates a fine view.
The Third Place: Royal Tomb of King Suro
The Third Place: Royal Tomb of King Suro
Location: Seosang-dong
This is the tomb of King Suro, the progenitor of Garakguk Nation. With symbolism as historical remains, it is harmonized with the neighboring natural landscape.
The Fourth Place: Yeonji Park “Sagye”
The Fourth Place: Yeonji Park “Sagye”
Location: Nae-dong
As a rest area created by considering natural beauty and aesthetic value of the artificial lake in the huge apartment complex, the park shows a variety of different landscapes depending on seasons.
The Fifth Place: Hwapocheon Wetland Eco-Park
The Fifth Place: Hwapocheon Wetland Eco-Park
Location: Boundary Area between Jillye-myeon, Hallim-myeon, and Saengnim-myeon
As the largest river-type back-swamp in the nation, spoonbill, bean goose, and other rare animals inhabit in Hwapocheon Wetland. Depending on the change of season, Hwapocheon Wetland provides diverse fresh and beautiful landscapes.
The Sixth Place: Daecheong Valley
The Sixth Place: Daecheong Valley
Location: Daecheong-ri, jangyu
As a long valley (6km) formed in two ways from the foot of Jangyu Bulmosan Mountain, it has a superb natural landscape with thick forests and clean waterfalls.
The Seventh Place: Sineosan Mountain Royal Azalea
The Seventh Place: Sineosan Mountain Royal Azalea
Location: Sambang-dong
This is the holy mountain from the myth of King Suro, the progenitor of Geumgwan Gaya Nation, and Queen Huh Hwang-uk. Every May, the mountain is covered with Royal Azalea, presenting a grand sight.
The Eighth Place: Ruins of Gaya looking from Light Rail Transit
The Eighth Place: Ruins of Gaya looking from Light Rail Transit
Location: Light Rail Transit Surowangneung Station
If taking the light rail transit and getting off at the Museum Station, visitors can look around Gimhae Museum, Gujibong Mountaintop, and Royal Tomb of Queen of King Suro. If getting off at Suro Royal Tomb Station, they can look around the tomb site in Daeseong-dong, Surleungwon, and Suro Royal Tomb. Thus, taking the light rail transit, visitors can discover a variety of ancient country of Gaya’s cultures and historical remains.
The Ninth Place: Bunsan (Astronomical Observatory) Panorama & Cloud/Mist
The Ninth Place: Bunsan (Astronomical Observatory) Panorama & Cloud/Mist
Location: Eobang-dong
Seen from the astronomical observatory, the panorama (and night view) of Gimhae, an ancient city of Gaya Nation, and Gimhae covered with clouds and mist except peaks of Imhosan Mountain and some parts of Gyeongunsan Mountain under a misty weather present a magnificent spectacle.