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The Shinsegae Centum City Department Store has been recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest shopping complex in the world. It is almost a city in itself with just..
Reputed to be the first island owned by individuals in Korea, Odeo Paradise Island is a nature lovers dream. Located in the Hallyeo Marine National Park, near Geoje Island, it was the home..
Korea's longest cable car runs from Tongyeong up to the peak of Mt Mireuksan covering almost 2 kilometres and rising up to 461 metres. The journey takes around 9 minutes to complete in..
In the far south east of the South Korean peninsula is the country's second largest city, Busan. About 350 kilometres from Seoul, this port city of nearly 4 million people is a world away..
Koreas biggest seafood market, Jagalchi is located right next door to Nampo Port in Busan. The name is derived from the original market held on the gravel ground - Jagal meaning small rocks..
There are four large and small swamps around the Yibang-myeon, Daehap-myeon, and Daeji-myeon areas of Changnyeong-gun, which are collectively called ‘Uponeup Marsh’. They are the..
Beomeosa Temple is located at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan, a famous mountain in Busan. About 1,300 years ago it was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu (reign..
A short, hour-long ferry ride from Tongyeong Port will take you to the best attraction of Hallyeo Maritime National Park, Somaemuldo Island. Located at the end of the Korean Peninsula, the..
Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae is especially famous for its rock beach. Its highest peak stands at 250 meters and there are over 200 varieties of..
Dongpirang is a small village in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province. It has become famous all through Korea because of it's colourful murals and formidable community spirit. The village..
Haeundae Beach is probably the most famous beach in the country. "Haeundae" was so named by scholar Choi Chi-Won (857~?) of the Silla Dynasty (BC 57~AD 935). When he was walking past..
Nurimaru APEC House is located on Dongbaekseom Island, Busan. The name is made up of Nuri - meaning World and Maru meaning Summit. It is the site where the Busan Declaration was signed by..
Halleyo Maritime National Park was designated as a National Park in 1968. It is composed of parts of the southern coast and Namhaedo Island and Geojedo Island of the southern coast. Hallyeo..
As one of the best sights in Geojedo Island, Geoje Haegeumgang is called the Geumgang (Sea Diamond) of the South Sea. As a rock island, Haegeumgang belongs to Hallyeo Marine National Park..
If you go 5 km up along the valley at Baegam-ri, under the thick woods, you will find a 180 square meter long stone named ‘Jeomjeong Rock’ and a small waterfall. This valley is..
Bongha Village is located 4.5km to the east of Jinyeong-eup, on the foot-slopes of Bonghwasan mountain. It is a typical farming village, and its major produce is Jinyeong sweet persimmons..
Bugok Hot Springs, located at the foot of Mt. Deokamsan, was designated as a national tourist resort in 1977. It is one of the best hot springs in South Korea, appointed as Special Tourist..
Cheonghakdong Village, located at the southern foot of Samsanbong Peak on Mt. Jirisan, maintains the traditional style of daily Korean life. ‘Cheonghak’ means a community where a crane..
The name “Clayarch” is a compound word of clay and “arch”, which is an abbreviation of “architecture”. It embodies the basic spirit of the museum, which is to pursue development..
Ulgi Park is a seaside park located on the east coast, and has a walk, and Daewongam’s refreshing scenery.
Ulgi Park has a pine forest trail path, about 1km long, going from the..
Designated as National Park in 1975, Mt. Deogyusan National Park (1,614m) covers four counties. The ridgeline from the Hyangjeokbong peak of Mt. Bukdeogyusan to Mt. Namdeogyusan is 17.5km..
The Lower Nakdonggang River Seasonal Bird Migration Site was designated as a natural monument on July 13th, 1966, and it has a large river-mouth, sand dunes, delta, Ilungdo Island, Eulsukdo..
Featuring the highest peak, Sanghwangbong, Mt. Gayasan is composed of many summits each over 1,000m in height. From the Taebaek Mountains, the Gayasan stretches from east to west. In 1972..
The Gimhae Bonghwangdong was designated a historic site on February 5, 2001. The site includes an important shell mound from the Gaya period, which is located in Hoehyeon-ri. In 1920, it..
The 36-hole Gimhae Gaya Country Club is planning to add 18 more holes, of which nine holes will be for club members only and nine holes for the general public. After the completion of the..
Gaya was an ancient kingdom that existed more than a thousand years ago and flourished around Gimhae, where the glorious culture of the Iron Age still breathes today.
Visitors to Gimhae..
On July 29, 1998, the Gimhae National Museum was opened in order to research and preserve the cultural heritage of the ancient kingdom of Gaya. The museum is at the foot of Gujibong Peak in..
The Gimhae Observatory was opened on February 1, 2002 as part of the Millennium Commemorative Project started in December 1998. It was built to satisfy the general public’s curiosity..
Gwangalli Beach is 1.4 km long, 64m wide, and is famous for its fine sand. This area has undergone a water cleaning program, and as a result, the water of the beach is pristine. The clean..
Haeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jang's reign (802), by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name "Haein" originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong..
Surrounded by Mt. Noja (565m) and Mt. Gara (580m), Hakdong Pebble Beach provides a cozy atmosphere. Hakdong was named so because its shape was said to be like a crane (in Korean "Hak")..
Hansando Island, located in the middle of Hallyeo Haesang National Park, is an important historical site. This is where General Lee Sun-Shin (1545 ~ 1598) won his great victory using the..
The 4 km valley between the entrance of Mt. Gayasan National Park entrance and Haeinsa Temple is called Hongryudong Valley. It was named so because the leaves turn so crimson that the water..
Boasting breathtaking views, Jirisan National Park was the first Korean park to be designated as a national park in 1967. Its glorious mountain range extends across three provinces and five..
In Mt. Nammangsan, there is a citizens’ park where you can view Tongyeong. At the top of the mountain stands a bronze statue of General Lee Sun-Shin built by the citizens in 1953, and..
Songjeong Beach is the ideal beach for families to swim together because of its shallow waters and fine sand. The white sandy beach stretches for 1.2 km, and covers an area of 62,150 square..
Located on the southern part of Mt. Jirisan, Ssanggyesa and Hwaeomsa Temples are among the most popular temples in the Jirisan area. Constructed by Sambeob who was a disciple of Euisang in..
King Suro founded the Garak Kingdom in A.D. 42 and married Heo Hwang-ok, a princess from the Indian country of Ayuta, in A.D. 48. He was the founder of the Gimhae Kim family. Heo Yeop, a..
Located in southern part of Mt. Chiseosan, Tongdosa Temple is famous for not having any Buddhist statues in the temple. This is because the real shrines of the Buddha are preserved here...
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