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Gem of the Namgang, No1 barrier-free destination pearl - Jinju, Gyeongnam, South Korea

Jinjuseong Pedestrian Walkway with Wheelchair Access

Gem of the Namgang, No1 barrier-free destination pearl

Jinju, Gyeongnam, South Korea

The clear and clean stream of water that originated from Mt. A pleasant and generous waterway just to see Namgang has a rich and wide field on this land, and Jinju has been the center of Gyeongnam since ancient times. Jinju, which was generous without having to snoop outside due to the problem of eating and living, has been receiving attention since it was one of the nine weeks of the Unified Silla period and one of the 12 trees of the Goryeo period.
In 2012, Jinju, which was well-developed enough to have about 80 surnames, the main building of Jinju, declared the nation's first 'barrier-free city'. The attractive city, which has been rich in mountain water and has plenty to eat, continues to be a smart tourist destination, making it safe and convenient for everyone to use.

Jinju Castle and National Pearl Museum
Jinjuseong stands out because of the 'greener than the kidney beans' that flow around the feet and flow. In October of each year, the red and beautiful oil flowers full of the vast Nam River bloom like flowers, commemorating the pure spirit and the sacrifice of 70,000 people during the Imjin War.
Low castle walls with Namgang views
Jinju Castle is beautiful for twelve months even if it is not the Namgang Yudeung Festival, which has established itself as a representative festival in Korea. Chokseokru, which is reflected in the blue Namgang, is like a jewel, and Jinjuseong Park, which is covered with lush forest, is the best rest.
Jinju waterway cover for safe walking
Jinju Castle is rich in attractions such as the pavilion 'Cokseokru', 'National Pearl Museum', and 'Uiam', which are considered among the best in the country. There are some steep sections that require assistance from a companion, but the wheelchair is well maintained as a whole. It is also eye-catching that the cover of the waterway that crosses the trail is finished with a plate material so that the wheels of the wheelchair are not removed.
National Pearl Museum ramp
The National Pearl Museum is located in Jinju Castle, the largest battlefield of the Imjin War, and serves as a historical museum on the theme of the Imjin War. In front of the museum, there is a wheelchair-free charging station for barrier-free cities. High-speed charging of electric wheelchairs and air charging of the wheels, as well as dust cleaning using an air pump.
Electric Wheelchair Electric Charging Station
The ramp of the gate entering the Chokseokru is a little steep, and the uphill section from the museum to Seojangdae needs assistance.
Entrance to the National Pearl Museum
There are 4 toilets for the disabled, and there is one parking lot for the disabled right behind the ticket office in front of Gongbukmun.
Inside the National Pearl Museum
There are four wheelchairs available at the ticket office.
Children's fan fan experience
Meet 'mythical painter'! Jinju Museum of Art
Innovative city was created by opening a new nest at Chungmu-dong, where 11 public institutions, including Korea Land and Housing Corporation, meet Yeongcheon River and Namgang, in Jinju, which was insensitive to change because there was nothing in the fence. It's really good! The Lee Seong-ja Art Museum opened in 2015 on a two-story level in a good location in the innovative city along the Yeongcheon River.
Lee Sung-ja's Artist

Along with Kim Hwan-ki and Lee Eung-no's painters, Korean Western paintings, which spread the power of Korean art to the world, are permanently exhibiting works by Lee Seong-ja, who is regarded as the first generation. The first floor alternately presents carefully selected works from 376 paintings donated by Hwabaek Lee, and the second floor is a space for special invitations by world-class artists.

As it is a state-of-the-art building, it is well equipped with barrier-free facilities such as a parking lot for the disabled (1), a toilet for the disabled (1st floor), a ramp, and an elevator. The road from the parking lot to the art museum is densely laid with sidewalk blocks without grooves, so there is no discomfort in movement even in inclement weather, and the gentle ramps leading to the 1st and 2nd floors are finished with wooden decks for easy wheelchair movement. If you have finished viewing the exhibition hall on the second floor, let's go out to the terrace provided outside the exhibition hall. The view of Yeongcheon River from the terrace is not attractive at all.

Jeong Do-joon's Calligraphy Works
LH Land and Housing Museum
It is a specialty house museum where you can see at a glance the changes in residential culture and architectural technology that have been concentrated on the Korean peninsula for thousands of years. Opened in 1997, it now houses over 50,000 archaeological and folk relics.
LH Land and Housing Museum
A museum full of interesting artifacts, such as the world's largest large-scale tile built during the unification of Silla and a sarcophagus carved with a Shinto shrine pattern, is a 'Exhibition Hall' where you can see the changes and development of Korean residential culture, and the tools and technologies used there. It consists of three spaces, 'Exhibition Hall' and 'Planning Exhibition Hall'.
Rental wheelchair
Parking is available on the ground parking lot on the right side of the main entrance of the LH new office building. There are 12 parking spaces for the disabled. Moving from the parking lot to the museum Dongseon recommends moving along the edge of the new building, avoiding the sun, rather than crossing the garden in front of the new building. The distance is about 250m.
Exhibition hall that reproduces hanok
In front of the electric entrance at the entrance of the museum, a palpation guide for the visually impaired is installed, and if you press the button at the bottom right of the guide, you can also receive voice guidance. Wheelchair rental service is provided on the first floor of the museum. (One manual wheelchair is provided.) The three exhibition halls on the second floor can be easily accessed by elevator, and spacious and gentle ramps and handles are installed in exhibition spaces of different heights. Became. There is a guide braille at the beginning of the handle, and there are toilets for the disabled on each floor.
The world's largest tile display
Jinyangho Rest Area Observation Deck
Jinyangho Sunset is one of Jinju's outstanding beauty. The best spot for sunset is the Jinyangho Resting Observatory located at the highest point of Jinyangho Park.
Jinyang Lake Observatory Outdoor Terrace
The panoramic view of the lake, like the sea from the top of the observatory, is so remarkable that many people find it during the day, but it is only necessary to find it in the sun.
Jinyangho Rest Area Observation Deck
One hour is best from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunset. If you're lucky, you'll find fantastic scenery where both the sky and the lake turn golden. At the end of the mountains that piled up and turned apart, the main ridge of Jirisan was imposing.
A ramp leading up to the third floor
A gentle ramp leads up to the top of the three-story observation deck. There is no discomfort to move up and down because the handle is installed. There is a space for the disabled in the bathroom on the first floor of the observation deck, but there is no window and the space is small because of the space under the stairs.
Observation deck
Since there is no observatory-only parking lot, you have to use the parking lot of Jinyangho Zoo below 270m, and then you have to climb along the slightly sloped road that needs assistance from the assistant. In the parking lot divided into two areas, below and above, there are two parking spaces for the disabled, but the upper side is convenient to use the observatory. Be careful because there is a dent in the bottom of the ascended road paved with concrete. On the 2nd floor of the observatory, there is a canteen serving as a cafe.
Sunset seen from the observation deck
Gangju Pond
Gangju is the old name for Jinju. Gangju Pond is small and pretty like a little prince popping out of somewhere. A pond surrounded by old trees, such as ipop trees, willow trees, and zelkova trees, which have passed over 500 years, is like a separate world from the world itself.
Gangju Pond with Lotus Blossoms
Above all, the shade around is good. A bench was placed wherever it was easy to rest, and the sperm called 'Lee Yeon-jung' was also excellent.
Wheelchair access with deck road installation
The round pond is filled with coveted lotus flowers, making a spectacular view. The autumn leaves are gorgeous like a lotus on a summer day, and the snowy winter and the springtime when spring sprouts are also beautiful.
Wheelchair access with deck road installation
There is no discomfort to move in a wheelchair with a circular walkway that is tightly chopped by mixing the observation deck and masato across the pond. Railings are installed on the observation deck. The distance around the observation deck and circular walkway is about 600m, so you can look around effortlessly.
Flat dirt trails along the pond
The public parking lot on the east side of the pond has a groove on the sidewalk block on the floor, making wheelchair movement inconvenient. When considering accessibility, it is recommended to use the parking lot of The Waying Cafe on the pond.
Pond street cafe entrance steps (1 stair)
Restrooms can be used by handicapped restrooms at the entrance of public parking lots. There is no difficulty entering or leaving the pond.
Gangju pond view from inside the cafe
Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum
Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum, which has over 3,100 species, including native plants in southern Korea and imported plants from abroad, has the largest forest museum and Mugunghwa public information center in Korea, as well as tropical botanical gardens, rose and rhododendron gardens, folk botanical gardens, and aquatic plants. Various themed gardens such as botanical gardens are created.
Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum Entrance
In particular, the Metasequoia Road, about 300m from the visitor center to the fountain, is a representative arboretum. Metasequoia The spacious flat lay between the trees is similar in height to the wheelchair, making it easy to access. It is also a favorite place for pearl citizens who have picnics because of the lawn.
Drink vending machine with ramp
It is a botanical garden created along a hilly area with a large area of 58ha, so it is not enough to look around in a wheelchair.
Metasequoia Promenade Normal
Starting with the Forest Museum close to the parking lot, it is recommended to go through the tropical botanical garden and the flower garden, along the metasequoia road, through the wild animal observatory and the aquatic botanical garden to return to the starting point.
Water lily and water hyacinth pond walkway of flower garden
The exhibition halls, toilets, and trails on the east line are easy to move by wheelchair.
Tropical Botanical Garden Glass Greenhouse
There are 9 parking areas for the disabled, and there are strollers (5) and wheelchairs (4) for rental.
Display of various target skins that can be felt with touch (visually impaired)
Compared to the spacious space, there is no rest area besides the kiosk next to the ticket office, so it is good to take simple food and drink in consideration of the visit time.
Aquatic Botanical Garden
Namgaram Culture Street (Namgaram Park)
It is a representative resting place for citizens of Jinju, built around the banks of the Namgang River across from Jinju Castle. In particular, the Jukrim Trail (Daelim Forest Trail), which runs about 250m in the area facing Chokseokru, is the most popular. The forest path begins at the end of the central square with a floor fountain and a photo zone.
Namgaram Park Central Plaza Fountain
It is a great place to take a tour as it is a spacious promenade with wheelchair access between dense forests with little sunlight.
Sidewalks with large forest paths and dotted blocks
The observation deck has been made in a generous size so that you can enjoy the view of Jinju Castle and the Nam River all over the forest. There seems to be no place like this for viewing Jinjuseong and Chokseokru. You can either go to the end of the forest path and come back again or follow the sidewalk next to the forest.
Namgaram Culture Street Daeforest Road
There is a kiosk, toilet, and management room at the entrance of the forest path. The toilets for the disabled are small, so there is not enough space for wheelchairs and it is difficult to close the doors. For parking, use the public parking lot (street parking lot, free of charge) created along the road (Gangnam-ro) next to the Daeforest Road.
Namgaram Park Observation Deck
There is no parking lot for the disabled. However, it is popular because it is free, so there are many times when there are no empty seats. In this case, you can use two free parking lots located in the alley where the 'Jinju Culture Space' milestone crosses the forest path. After parking, you have to cross the pedestrian crossing, but there is no traffic light.
Namgang and Chokseokru from the observation deck
Accommodation information for 'Owned by handicapped rooms'
The recommended accommodation in Jinju is 'KAI Tourist Hotel' in Jeongchon Industrial Complex.
Room with no entrance step
There are also rooms for the disabled and parking spaces for the disabled.
Doorbell for the visually impaired (warning, etc.)
There are no steps in the rooms, and there is a safety bar in the bathroom.
Bathroom with no step
The mirror is also comfortable to the height of the wheelchair. It is easy to enter and leave the stairs inside the bathtub.
Easy access with stairs in the bathtub
There is also a disabled toilet in the hotel lobby and breakfast is also provided.
Braille faucet with hot and cold water
'Wheelchair accessible' Restaurants
In Jinju, the hometown of history and tradition, there are many foods that taste as deep as those years. The representative foods are grilled eel, bibimbap of pearl, and cold noodles of pearl. Grilled eel is enjoyed with grilled seasoning and salt, and the famous "oil eel" across Gongbukmun in Jinjuseong is famous.
Grilled eel
Beef bibimbap, also called anthers and cloisonne pots, has an unusually high beef sashimi. 'The house Gap-eul' located in Sinan-dong is rumored to be Jinbibibimbap.
Jinju Bibimbap
The most popular taste of Jinju naengmyeon is 'Ha Yeon-ok', a 70-year-old tradition in Lee Hyun-dong. All three places are wheelchair accessible.
Jinmul naengmyeon and bibim naengmyeon
Travel information

Recommended travel course (same day course)

Jinjuseong (National Pearl Museum)-Namgaram Culture Street (Jukrim Mountain Trail)-LH Land and Housing Museum-Jinyangho Resting Observatory

Recommended travel course (2 days and 1 night course)
first day : Jinju Castle (National Pearl Museum)-Jinju City Iseongja Museum-LH Land and Housing Museum-Jinyangho Resting Observatory

Second day : Gangju Pond-Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum-Namgaram Culture Street (Juklim Trail)


-Jinju Castle: 626 Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / Jinjuseong Management Office 055-749-5171 / http://castle.jinju.go.kr/main/

-National Pearl Museum: 626-35, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-742-5951 / http://jinju.museum.go.kr/html/kr/

-Jinju Museum of Art, Seongja Museum: 14, Ena-ro 128beon-gil, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-749-3663


-LH Land and Housing Museum: 19, Chungui-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-922-5432 / http://museum.lh.or.kr/

-Jinyangho Resting Observatory: 146, Namgang-ro 1beon-gil, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-749-5933 (Jinyangho Park, Park Management Division, Jinju City Hall)


-Gangju Pond: Yehari, Jeongchon-myeon, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-749-5321 (Cultural Tourism Division Tourism Promotion Team, Jinju City Hall)


-Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum: 386, Arboretum-ro, Ivanseong-myeon, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-254-3861 / http://tree.gyeongnam.go.kr/

-Namgaram Culture Street: Around Gangnam-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-749-5311 (Cultural Arts and Culture Team, Jinju City Hall) http://tour.jinju.go.kr/main/

-Tourist Information: 055-749-7449 (Jinju City Tourist Information Center)

Barrier-free information

-Jinjuseong (National Pearl Museum)
* Admission fee: Yes. College students, general 2,000 won, middle and high school students and private soldiers 1,000 won, elementary students 600 won, Jinju citizens free of charge: Jinju citizens (presenting identification cards), children under 7 years old, aged 65 or older, welfare cards for the disabled, holders of national merit certificates
* Parking: Yes. Handicapped parking area available. The parking fee is 500 won per 30 minutes. Thereafter, 200 won is added every 10 minutes.
* Toilet: Yes. Every toilet has a toilet for the disabled.
* Others: Free rental of 4 manual wheelchairs.

-Jinju Museum of Art
* Admission fee: Yes. 2,000 won for adults, 1,000 won for youth and soldiers, 500 won for children, senior citizens (over 65 years old), infants (under 6 years old), people with disabilities (grades 1 to 3) and guardians, national merit and their spouses and independent merit.
* Parking: Yes. Handicapped parking area available. No parking fee.
* Toilet: Yes. There are toilets for the disabled (male and female in front of the elevator on the 1st floor).

-LH Land and Housing Museum
* Admission fee: None. free.

* Parking: Yes. Handicapped parking area available. No parking fee.

* Toilet: Yes. There are toilets for the disabled (for each floor, each male and female).

* Others: Free rental of one manual wheelchair.

-Jinyangho Resting Observatory

* Admission fee: None. free.

* Parking lot: None. Use the parking lot of Jinyangho Zoo below 270m (with parking space for the disabled). No parking fee.

* Toilet: Yes. Toilets for the disabled (male and female).

-Gangju Pond

* Admission fee: None. free.

* Parking: Yes. No parking area for the disabled. No parking fee.

* Toilet: Yes. Toilets for the disabled (male and female).

-Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum

* Admission fee: Yes. Adults 1,500 won, youth and soldiers 1,000 won. Children 500 won.

* Parking: Yes. Handicapped parking area available. No parking fee.

* Toilet: Yes. Every toilet has a toilet for the disabled.

* Others: Free rental of 5 strollers and 4 manual wheelchairs.

-Namgaram Culture Street
* Parking lot: Yes (Gangnam-ro street parking lot across from Juklim Trail). No parking for disabled people. No parking fee.

* Toilet: Yes. There is a handicapped restroom (entrance shop building, male and female respectively).

Move information
Public transportation information
-Gyeongsangnam-do Special Transportation Call Center: 1566-4488
Food and lodging information
-KAI Tourist Hotel: 132-14 Hwagaecheon-ro, Jeongchon-myeon, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam / 055-756-9200 (1 room for the disabled) / http://jinjukai.co.kr/

Restaurants near
-Oil well: 055-746-9235 / 2 Jinjuseong-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam
* Main menu: Grilled eel, freshwater eel, pearl mushroom hotpot
* Accessibility: Parking lot available (narrow). No step.
* home page : http://youjung.net/

-The house Kabul: 055-742-9292 / 519 Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam
* Main menu: traditional pearl bibimbap, water naengmyeon, bibim naengmyeon, hanwoo galbitang
* Accessibility: Parking available. No step.

-Ha Yeon-ok: 055-746-0525 / 1317-20 Jinju-daero, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (Lee Hyun-dong)
* Main menu: Jinju naengmyeon, Jinju bibimbap, children's box take, Soseonjigukbap, Hanwoo Yukjeon
* Accessibility: Parking available. No step.
Report cooperation: Jinju City Hall, Jinju City Handicapped Association

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