Some photos from my walking paths in Jang-yu district of Kimhae City near Busan. We lived here in 2005. They had a great selection of trails along the river and throughout the town.
Kimhae City is the ancient region of the Gaya Kingdom. It is located west of Busan City in South Korea.
Gaya kingdom began in 42 A.D. when King Sooro was born near present day Kimhae. According to tradition six eggs were dropped from heaven and were to become six kings. The area named Goo Ji Bong in Kimhae City is the birthplace of King Sooro. The story says that this area is where the 500 year history of the Gaya Kingdom was born. It is also the birthplace of Goo Ji Ga, the poetry from that time era in Korea’s literary traditions. King Sooro is named as the father of all the Kims of Kimhae City.
As I mentioned in my post on the Shilla Dynasty, Shilla Dynasty overtook Gaya Kingdom in 562 AD.
The Kimhae Museum has an excellent display of many artifacts and history of Gaya. The people of Gaya Kingdom were well known for their iron working skill. They traded their iron works with Japan and other East Asian countries. The video shown below gives a very interesting summary of Gaya’s history.
Some artifacts from Kimhae Museum:
All photos from Wikipedia
Photos from our visit to the Queen of King Sooro’s tomb and Kimhae Museum.
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