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'Sea of Iron,' Gimhae embraces Gaya history
Apr 14, 2015
In July 1990, the first tomb excavations took place in Daeseong-dong, in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The artifacts from the ancient Gaya Confederacy (42-562) from some 1,600 years ago finally came to light. The excavations led to the discovery that ...


Doors re-open on Garakguk Kingdom
Apr 10, 2015
The Taegeukjeon, the main building at the Gimhae Gaya Theme Park, is used as a theme-based exhibition venue. The Gaya Confederacy (42-532) has been brought back to life with a reconstruction of its largest constituent kingdom, the Garakguk Kingdom (43-532), or Geumgwan Gaya....


Burgeoning industrial city: Gimhae
Apr 09, 2015
There is a provincial city in southern Korea whose population grows by 10,000 people every year, a very high rate of growth for the country. This is Gimhae, in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), and it continues to absorb people from surrounding cities, including Chang...

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Spring gastronomy tours to seaside villages
Apr 03, 2015
It is quite easy to access the mountains and seas of Korea. There are many other things to do other than enjoy the spring flowers, such as gastronomic adventures and seaside activities. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has now published a gastronome's spring travel guide to ...


Youthful Haman, a place of agriculture, manufacturing
Apr 01, 2015
Haman-gun County sits in the middle of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). As of December 2014, the county had 68,741 people living in the area, and it covers some 417 square kilometers. People have flourished across the region since history began. During the Proto-Thre...


Hapcheon abounds with spectacles, cultural offerings
Mar 31, 2015
The Tripitaka Koreana, a UNESCO World Heritage item, is currently stored at Haeinsa Temple, nestled along the slopes of Gayasan Mountain. It is one of the most important heritage items from Hapcheon-gun County in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The Tripitaka Koreana...


Hapcheon: home to Mother Nature, time-honored tradition
Mar 30, 2015
Located in the northwestern part of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), Hapcheon-gun County is clean and tranquil. At the same time, it's been recognized for being home to numerous relics and heritage items, including Haeinsa Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple with more...


Royal azaleas, cherry blossoms beckon atop Hwangmaesan ...
Mar 30, 2015
At first sight, there are yet few signs of spring atop Hwangmaesan Mountain on March 26, but the broad view and pleasant wind blowing over hills tell that spring has already arrived. Films like "TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War" (2004) and "Welcome To Dongmakgol" (2005), a...


Spring arrives on Gwanaksan Mountain
Mar 27, 2015
Spring is in the air across the mountains and fields. Growing buds can be found everywhere, after hiding during the long winter past. A variety of flowers have already blossomed. Mountains are a good place to experience the arrival of spring. Not far from the city, there ...


Korean mountains via stamps --the Baengnokdam crater
Mar 25, 2015
"Mountains are beautiful as they protrude from the earth," wrote poet Shin Seokjung. Two thirds of the Korean Peninsula consists of mountains, and there are many famous mountains among them. The first bundle of "Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series" of stamps was issued b...