Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Located at the Eumji Islet this marine park provides various facilities for hands-on experiences through the Naval Battle hall, Warship Display Hall and Sea life Theme Park. Spectacularly illuminating Eumji Bridge which is 250 metes long has a spectacular view at night.


Monday, June 15, 2009


This is the royal tomb of the queen of King Suro whose name was Heo Hwangok, Queen Heo Hwangok was a princess of Ayutah in India. At the age of 16, she came across the sea following her father's order. And became a queen in the 7th year of King Suro(48 A.D.). She died 10 years earlier than King Suro on Mar. 1, 189 at the age of 157. She had 12 sons. And right before she died, she asked two of her sons to take her last name, Heo. And they became the ancestors of Heo family of Gimhae. Therefore, a marriage between Kim family of Gimhae and Heo family of Gimhae has been forbidden.

Pasa Stone Pagoda


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This is the Royal tomb of King Suro, the founder of Garak Kingdom. It was designated as National Historic Site No. 73 on January 21, 1963. It is located at 312 Seosang-dong, Gimhae and also called Napneung. King Suro came down to Gujibong Peak on March 3rd, 42 in the lunar calendar and founded Garak Kingdom and became a king on Mar. 15th of the same year. He died on Mar. 20, 199 at age 158 and was buried here. The burial mound is round. It is 22m long, 21m wide, and 5m high. The Royal tomb area has buildings such as Sungseonjeon and Anhyanggak where the ancestral tablet is kept, Jeonsacheong, Sungjae, Dongjae, Seojae, Hongsalmun, and Sunghwamun and stone structures, such as Sindobi(monument for the dead), Miyanghoseok, Literati Stone Statue and Military Official Stone Statue, and Merit Monument. At the Sungseonjeon, where the ancestral tablet of King Suro is kept, memorial rites are held in spring and autumn. And the memorial rite at Sungseonjeon is designated as Local Intangible Cultural Asset No.11.

The foundation legend of Garakguk says that king Suro was incarnated from an egg. So he is named "Suro". King Suro founded Garakguk in Gimhae in 42A.D, and established culture. The old record (Samguktusa) says he was a virtuous king. He worried people's living before he built a palace. He escaped the busy season of farmers when he built castles against foreign invasion.

Address: 312, Seosang-dong Gimhae-si Gyeongsangnam-do