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Gimhae, Gyeongnam, built a playground with history in nature - Gimhae, Gyeongnam, South Korea

Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park

Gimhae, Gyeongnam, built a playground with history in nature

Gimhae, Gyeongnam, South Korea

<Car travel distance>
Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park (wine tunnel, train cafe) → Car 25 minutes 19km → Gimhae Gaya Theme Park → Car 13 minutes 4.7km → National Gimhae Museum (Children's Museum, Gujibong Park, Gimhae Waterway King Tombs) → Car 18 minutes 12.8km → Gimhae Mokjae Culture Experience Center → Car 22 minutes 13km → Clayarch Gimhae Museum (Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Museum)
Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, was the place where King Kim Suro was born and the land where Gaya's history began. On top of that, the Gimhae Gaya Theme Park and the National Gimhae Children's Museum were created to create a space where children can understand and experience history. At the Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center, you can feel the warmth of the wood, and at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, you can feel the authenticity of a potter who bakes ceramics. Could it be that the broad plains and the stems of the Nakdong River, which flows through, wrap around the city? The child's face soon resembles nature.
I run on the iron bridge. Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park
In October, when the clear autumn breeze stimulates the outing, the first destination is the Nakdong River Rail Park, one of the essential courses for the Gimhae trip. The course of the railroad crossing of the Nakdong River crosses the Gyeongjeon Line and Gyeongjeon Line's closed train tracks that have crossed Gyeongsang-do and Jeolla-do for over 100 years. Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park is famous as the only railroad theme park in Korea where a wine cave and a train cafe are combined with a rail bike.
Ice Zone
The 40-minute bike ride and sightseeing spots that utilize local products from the Gimhae area, the observation deck above the iron bridge, and the shelter are well arranged, making it ideal for kids and travel. Based on the train model photo zone, there are train cafes and wine caves on the right, and rail bike boarding locations on the left.
Train model photo zone
At the time of its completion, the Nakdong River Railway Bridge was the second longest bridge in Korea (996.6m). The rail bike crosses the Nakdong River crossing over the railway bridge. The cool river breeze and the scenery on both sides are the unique points of the Nakdong River Rail Bike. The beauty of Gimhae unfolding in the fields that change every season is a bonus.
4-seater rail bike
The paddle is only in the front seat. Let the guardian get on the front seat and empower the paddle. Children will respond with laughter to the dancing Nakdong River Wind if they are running on the paddle.
Rail bike running on railroad tracks
The point of view is that there is a railroad that leads to the actual road. Safety devices such as seat belts, hydraulic brakes, and shock absorber bumpers are well prepared in case of an accident.
Rail bike running on railroad tracks
Take the rail bike, which takes about 40 minutes, and then go to the train cafe when you need some rest.
A train cafe with a remodeled Saemaeul
Two trains of Saemaul Lake, which were actually operated, were remodeled to form a cafe.
Outside the train cafe
Telling your child about the memories of their parents' trains, and eating desserts made with raspberries, a popular menu, creates new memories.
Inside the train cafe
After passing the train cafe, you will meet a wine cave that has been remodeled from the existing Saenglim Tunnel. Raspberry, a specialty of Gimhae, is the theme of the tunnel. The interior, decorated with raspberry-related ornaments, maintains a constant temperature of 16 ~ 20 ℃, making it a warm resting place in winter and a cool resting place in summer.
Inside the wine cave
The children are excited to see the berry, the raspberry girl, a character that expresses raspberries. Tunnels of light and trick art are also interesting things to see.
Inside the wine cave
Gimhae Gaya Theme Park
Gimhae Gaya Theme Park, called the landmark of Gimhae, is an edutainment park where you can see, hear, touch and learn the history of Gaya through play, experience, and exhibitions.
Gimhae Gaya Theme Park Ticket Office
Festivals are held every season, 365 days a year, and custom landscapes are created for each season, so it is good to take a walk while feeling the nature at any time.
Rabbit photo zone
Opposite the entrance to the ticket office, the waterway king sculptures and fountains running on horseback greet visitors.
Theme Park Windmill Garden
When entering the theme park, the iron ore performance hall stands out, and after passing through the venue, the movement continues naturally to the traditional building, the traditional building that reproduces the Gaya Palace.
Gimhae Gaya Theme Park Iron Ore Performance
After passing through the main gate of the South Gate, you can see Taegeukjeon, Garakjeongjeon, and the doubles experience field.
Every Friday (except January), the 'Going Astronomical Observatory' is held one hour after sunset in the front yard of Gaya Palace. Also, until November 30, the '2017 Fall Memories' festival will be held on every weekend and public holiday. Events such as the Chrysanthemum Festival in autumn and singing contest are held, so you can refer to the detailed schedule through the website.
Sand experience in front of the main gate
On the huge site of 179,000㎡ (54,147 pyeong), 'Kayamusa Adventure' is the place that leads the children's eyes and feet.
Kaya Musa Adventure Scenery
There are a lot of facilities that stimulate adventure, and especially if you are an active child, it is a place where you can enjoy without knowing time.
Gaya Musa Adventure Slide
There are Kima-Musa Playground that walks, crosses and descends from a high place like a zip line, a cable play platform that descends like a cable car, and a roller slide that slides down along a roller.
Gaya Musa Adventure Amusement Park
Parents and toddlers should pay attention to the safety of their children as the ages available for each ride are marked and the large children play together.
Gaya Musa Adventure Roller Slide
Let's go to play, National Gimhae Museum Children's Museum
The National Gimhae Museum is a museum dedicated to the Gaya period. The place where infants and children will spend their time is Gayanuri located next to the main building. It is an exhibition center including a children's museum.
Gaya Nuri, National Gimhae Museum
The Children's Museum is an experiential learning space where children can see, touch, and feel history and culture.
Gayanuri Children's Museum Entrance
The internal exhibition consists of the 'story of the nation', 'Kayama village', and 'culture experience'.
Experience space inside the children's museum
In Kayama Town, where there are Gaya's houses, kilns, and iron workshops, there are 'I'm the king of waterways', 'Beautiful bowls made from soil', 'I'm also a Gaya warrior', and 'Make things with iron.' can do.
Experience space inside the children's museum
In the 4D experience that children enjoy, the main character decorated by the child appears on the screen after being colored and scanned on the experience sheet. When you slightly touch the main character, you may say hello.
Inside the Children's Museum
As it is an experience-oriented space, it is operated as a pre-Internet reservation system, and there is a limit to the number of visitors. From 10:00 am, a total of 7 times are operated every hour (excluding lunch hours), and 50 people are held per session.
Inside the Children's Museum
If you follow the trail leading from the museum to the royal tomb of Kim Soo-ro, a hill appears, which is the 'Gujibong', where the story of King Kim Suro's birth is intertwined in AD 42. Since the hilly shape resembles a turtle, it is also called Gusubong and Gubong. This is the story told.
Royal Tombs of Kim Suro
In the Gaya region, hundreds of chiefs and hundreds of tribesmen gathered at Gujibong and said, 'Turtle, take a turtle's head. When I sang, “If not, I will bake and eat it.” Six golden eggs came out from the golden box wrapped in purple furoshiki, and King Kim Soo-ro was the first to wake up from the egg and become the king of the crown of gold and the other five eggs were kings of the five Gaya. Became. Afterwards, the myth that Huang Ok Heo came across the sea to meet her husband, whom Heaven had decided in Ayutthaya, India, and was crowned the queen. The mysterious story tells children the interest and imagination.
Gujibong Dolmen
Let's play with trees, Gimhae timber culture experience center
The Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center is a space that adds to the emotional stability of the child. This is because the entire experience center is made of wood, and instead of cold cement and plastic, there are trees full of vitality and warmth of nature.
Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center Exterior
Children use a variety of wooden teaching aids to develop creativity, and guardians can make various wooden crafts necessary for real life with their children.
Wood production process in PR hall
When you enter the experience hall, the scent of wood and the warmth peculiar to wood greet everyone.
Video content hall touch screen
Gimhae Timber Culture Experience Center opened in 2015, as its name suggests, 'tree' is the main character. A comprehensive knowledge and information on wood was displayed to help children understand it. In addition, through various experience programs, you can feel the trees with the five senses.
Amusement facilities inside the timber culture experience center
The experience area is 4 stories above the ground, and is composed of indoor exhibition hall and playground, wooden theme library, woodworking experience hall, and outdoor terrace. Upon entering the first floor, you can meet the exhibition hall and the video content hall first, and there is a touch screen and a webcam, so children can participate with interest.
Amusement facilities inside the timber culture experience center
The 'Wood Experience Experience Center' on the second floor is definitely a popular space. This is a playground for toddlers using eco-friendly wooden toys, and you can feel the healthy texture of wood with your whole body. It is full of children's favorite toys, such as wooden horses, slides, wooden cars, and wooden kitchens.
Amusement facilities inside the timber culture experience center
Children can experience various wood textures with bare feet. However, it is necessary to take care of the guardians so that they do not throw oral infants or relatively heavy wooden teaching tools that take all things to their mouths. To use the playground, you need to make a reservation in advance through the homepage or phone, and select the desired time (10: 0 ~ 12: 00, 13: 30 ~ 15: 30, 16: 00 ~ 18: 00) three times a day. . You can play without being crowded because only the reserved personnel are available.
Wood Experience Playground
The fourth floor is a woodworking experience space where you can make wooden products yourself. There are pine, juniper, forsythia, and azalea workshops, so you can experience children's ages and items. For infants and toddlers, an old pencil case, a key ring for nameplate, and a wooden plane are suitable. The wood materials used to make it easy for children to come out come pre-cut.
Wooden ball pool
Safety is a top priority, but it is an experience using tools such as woodworking adhesives, nails, and hammers, and requires care and care from a guardian. There are Bannyongsan Park, Jang Yuyulha Cafe Street, Gimhae City Children's Traffic Park, and Gimhae Miracle Library nearby, so it is worth a day tour.
Wood Experience Playground
One of the nine views of Gimhae, an art museum like the amusement park
If you go on a trip with your child to Gimhae, go to the world's first architectural ceramic art museum. The Clayarch Gimhae Museum is a renowned pride in the Gimhae area to be introduced as the second of the nine representative scenery of Gimhae. Clayarch is a compound word of clay and architecture, where architecture and ceramics meet and showcase another art. Above all, children can experience, touch, and fall in love with ceramics.
Clayarch Tower
After passing through the entrance that feels like entering the amusement park, the dome house comes into view first. The large ceramic complex of 41,925 (approximately 12,682 pyeong) has a dome house, a cubic house, a pottery experience center, and a cafe.
Clayarch Museum Dome House Exterior
The outer wall of the main exhibition hall, the Dome House, is made of 5,036 ceramic works, which is the first collection of Clayarch. The 20-meter-high Clayarch Tower, which serves as a lighthouse for the museum, was built to recognize the location and direction of the museum from a distance. Over 1,000 pieces of fired painting are also attached to the outer wall.
Clayarch Museum of Art Shelter
Dome house with different feeling every time
When you enter the dome house, which looks like a Roman pantheon with 1 floor and 2 floors above ground, the panoramic view of the huge glass dome of the main hall is spectacular. The glass dome captures the color of the sky, and the atmosphere of the museum changes every moment. Cloudy cloudy days, sunny days, and heavy rain showers create unique scenery.
Dome house interior
Children also enjoy the open space while looking at the ceiling. If you go to the exhibition hall on the second floor, it has a circular shape. In the middle, you can walk around the tube like a walk in the center and watch the exhibition.
Exhibitions that can be directly touched
I want to be a potter too!
Ceramic art is a genre that requires considerable skill to complete a work, from preparing materials to making forms, to glazing and then to baking in a kiln. It is an unforgettable work that requires patience, skill, artistic sense, and aerodynamics.
Pottery Experience Hall
The ceramic experience center is properly equipped with explanations and experiences so that children can easily access this 'difficult' art world. The daily ceramic experience that infants and toddlers can participate in takes place 4 times a day (takes an hour and a half), and can help students develop their senses by freely making ceramic works.
Wall decorated with children's works
When children touch the soil freely and create their own unique artwork, it is baked in a kiln and delivered to the house a month later. To experience, it is recommended to make a reservation through the website in advance. On the weekend, the <Art-Kitchen> program is in operation, and you can experience a mini-tile mosaic using 12 different color tiles, which are building materials.
Pottery children
Travel information

Recommended travel course (same day course)

Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park → National Gimhae Museum (Yeonji Park, Surowangneung) → Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center → Gimhae Gaya Theme Park

Recommended travel course (2 nights 3 days course)

first day : Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park → National Gimhae Museum (Yeonji Park, Surowangneung) → Lunch → Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center (Banryongsan Park, Gimhae City Children's Transportation Park) → Jangyu Cafe Street
Second day : Gimhae Gaya Theme Park → Lunch → Gaya Land → Dinner → Gimhae Observatory
third day : Bongha Village → Hwapocheon Wetland Ecological Park → Lunch → Clayarch Gimhae Museum → Gimhae Buncheong Ceramic Museum


-Gimhae Cultural Tourism: Inquiries 055-330-4447 / http://tour.gimhae.go.kr/main/

-Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park: Contact 055-333-8359 / 41 Masa-ro 473beon-gil, Saenglim-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / http://www.ghrp.co.kr/

-National Gimhae Museum: Inquiries 055-320-6800 / 190 Gayaui-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / http://gimhae.museum.go.kr/

-Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center: Inquiry 070-4278-5569 / 5-49 Gwandong-ro 27beon-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / http://wood.gimhae.go.kr/

-Clayarch Gimhae Museum: Inquiry 055-340-7000 / 275-51, Jinrye-ro, Jinrye-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / www.clayarch.org

-Gimhae Gaya Theme Park: Inquiries 055-340-7900 / 161 Gayatema-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam / www.gaya-park.com

Barrier-free information

-Gimhae Nakdong River Rail Park
* Operating Hours: April to September: 09:00 to 18:00, October to March: 09:00 to 17:00

※ Hours of use may be changed depending on the situation (sex and off-season).
※ The last Monday of each month is a designated holiday for facility inspection
* Service Fee: 4 seater 23,000 won, 3 seater 19,000 won, 2 seater 15,000 won, free for less than 36 months
※ Package available with wine cave
※ There is one toilet for the disabled. There is one wheelchair for rental.

-Gimhae Gaya Theme Park
* Hours: 3 ~ Oct 09: 00 ~ 22: 00
※ Gaya Musa Adventure 10: 00 ~ 19: 00 (Entry 1 hour prior)
※ Extended operation during the summer season (July 15-August 15) 10: 00 ~ 23: 00
* Fee: Adult 5,000 won, youth, soldier 4,000 won, child (5-13 years old) 3,000 won,
Free for children under 36 months (evidence required), holders of welfare cards for the disabled (persons free), and for persons with disabilities in grades 1 through 3 (person + accompanying one ticket free)
* There is a duty room, nursing room, missing child shelter, and stroller rental (charged) in the ticket office building
* There is an infant rest room and a nursing room in the iron mine performance hall

-National Gimhae Museum
* Opening hours: Weekdays 10: 00 ~ 18: 00, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00 ~ 19: 00
※ Open at night (April to October) Every Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00
※ Last Wednesday of every month 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
※ Ticket closing-30 minutes before closing
* Closed: Every Monday, January 1, New Year's Day, Chuseok
* Admission: Free
* Infant playroom available
* Stroller rental available (in Gayanuri)

-Clayarch Gimhae Museum
* Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00 (until 17:00)
* Admission fee: 2,000 won for adults, 1,000 won for middle and high school students and soldiers, 500 won for elementary school students, holders of handbooks for the disabled, and 1 or 2 additional disability assistants, those under the age of 6 and those over 65
※ Free every second Saturday of the month and the last Wednesday of the month (twice a month)
* Closed: Every Monday, January 1, Lunar New Year, Chuseok
* Free stroller rental (5 cars)
* There is a nursing room in the art kitchen (baby seat and sofa)
* Experience cost
· Architectural nature art kitchen-Experience cost per product 10,000 won 15,000 won
Pottery Experience Fee-Individual 10,000 won (Guardian admission fee 2,000)

-Gimhae Mokjae Cultural Experience Center
* Opening hours: March to October 09:00 to 18:00, November to February 09:00 to 17:00
* Closed: Every Monday, January 1, Lunar New Year and Chuseok holidays
※ Closed from October 3rd (Tue) to October 6th (Fri)

* Expected maintenance work for each part of the experience facility.
* Infant rest area
* Handicapped toilet available
* Experience cost
Wood experience playground: Children 6,000 won (free for under 24 months), free admission for guardians, reservation required for homepage and phone
Woodwork experience: Experience fee 2,000 won (material fee for each product is excluded)

Move information

Public transportation information
-[Bus] Seoul-Gimhae, Seoul Express Bus Terminal runs 21 times a day (06:30-00:20 the next day), takes about 4 hours and 40 minutes.
* Inquiries: Seoul Express Bus Terminal 1588-4700 Cobus www.kobus.co.kr Gimhae Passenger Terminal 1688-0117

-[Airplane] Operates from Seoul to Gimhae and Gimpo International Airport every 30 to 60 minutes (07:00 to 20:30), takes about 1 hour.
* Inquiries: Gimpo International Airport 1661-2626 / www.airport.co.kr/gimpo/index.do

Self-driving information
-Gyeongbu Expressway → Daejeon JC → Daejeon Tongyeong Interstate → Jinju JC → Dongkimhae IC

Food and lodging information


-Gimhae Hanok Experience Center : 40, Garak-ro 93beon-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / 055-322-4735 / www.ghhanok.or.kr

-I Square Hotel : 2360 Gimhae-daero, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do / 055-344-5000, 1 room for the disabled, parking for the disabled / www.isquare-hotel.com

-Pine Grove Hotel : 20, Beonhwa 1-ro 67beon-gil, Gimhae-si / 055-310-1100 / www.pinegrove.co.kr

Restaurants near

-Daedong Grandmother Noodles : Noodles / 8 Dongnam-ro 45beon-gil, Daedong-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam / 055-335-6439 / Closed on Mondays

-Bulwissam Rice Set Meal : Bulwissam Rice / 1914, Gimhae-daero, Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam / 055-905-3838

-Sunglim Garden : Ot Chicken Baeksuk / 279-54 Pyeongji-gil, Jinrye-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam / 055-345-5232 / Closed on Mondays of the 2nd and 4th week

※ The above information was created in September 2017, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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