Gimhae

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Gimhae (김해,金海市, formally romanized as Kimhae) is a city located to the west of Busan in the south-eastern province of South Gyeongsang, South Korea.

View of Gimhae
Scupltures at the site of the tomb of Kim Suro
The tomb of Kim Suro

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Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Gimhae is home to Busan's airport, Gimhae International Airport [1] (IATA: PUS). The light rail station will quickly connect you from outside the airport to the town itself.

By light rail[edit]

Light rail station

The Busan Gimhae Light Rail line meets up with both the brown and green Metro lines. The light rail provides a convenient way for getting to Gimhae town. Note that the light rail ticketing is not integrated with the Busan Metro, and therefore a separate ticket is required to change between them.

By train[edit]

Gimhae has two Korail stations: Hallimjeong Station (한림정역) and Jinyeong Station (진영역). The nearest high-speed KTX station is Gupo, in West Busan.

Get around[edit]

Central Gimhae is fairly easy to walk, but there are also plentiful bus and taxi services. The primary method of transportation among locals is by car. There is a light rail line along the west and south perimeters of the central Gimhae area, but it is better suited for travel to and from nearby Busan.

See[edit]

  • Jillye-myeon (On the west side of Gimhae.). This village, nestled in the plains of a valley, is famous for showcasing the area's history and for making all types of pottery and clay pieces. An encouraged short trip "off the beaten path" is to walk the main street and shop the numerous pottery and craft stores. Also in Jillye-myeon is the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, which exhibits many works of art by local and regional artists, as well as some history.

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Eat[edit]

As with much of Korea, there are many good places to eat — especially in the central district. However, Gimhae has become famous for its chicken restaurants that have begun on the west side of the area, near Sinan-ri, particularly on Dae-Am San mountain.

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