Gimje Region Introduction
Wherever you go, Korea’s topography mountains are always in your sight. Gimje is the only place where you can see the horizon and sky in a straight line. Gimje, which embraces Gimje & Mangyeong Plain between the Mangyeong River in the North and the Dongjin River in the South, is almost half made up of rice paddies, and about a quarter of Korea's rice is produced there.
In Byeokgolje Complex, there are various cultural facilities and outdoor exhibitions. Byeokgolje Agricultural Culture Museum collects data and researches Byeokgolje and agricultural culture. Arirang Literature Museum displays materials of Arirang, a novel about the Japanese colonial period at Gimje. The Agricultural History Theme Hall and Experience Hall is for children and other spectators with the theme of agricultural history. There are also facilitates such as the ByeokCheon Museum of Sang-mok Na and Gimje Udo Nongak Hall. The historical site Byeokgolje and each museum serve as cultural spots and resting spaces that proclaim the local identity and culture of Gimje.
address : Sinyong-ri, Buyang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeonbuk
Moak Mountain Provincial Park
Moak Mountain, a scenic spot in Gimje, was designated as a provincial park in December 1972. Moak Mountain, 793m above sea level, is bordered by Geumsan-myeon and Gui-myeon in Wanju-gun. This place not only boasts a reputation for holding Geumsansa Temple scattered with national treasures and local cultural properties, but also attracts many tourists as the landscape changes with each season. There are Cheongryongsa, Simwonam, Hakseonam, Yongcheonam, Bohyeonsa, Cheonguksa, Yonghwasa, Ssangyongsa, Wolmyeongam, and Dotongsa, as well as the Jeungsan Bridge headquarters and many other emerging religious groups. Geumsansa Temple is the headquarter of the 17th parish of the Jogyejong, which oversees 71 Malsa Temples, and is home to many cultural assets.
address : 1 Moak 15-gil, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeonbuk
This museum implements an exhibition of historical significance: the progress of excavation and the history of irrigation of Byeokgolje (National Historic Site No. 111), the largest irrigation facility of ancient times. It also shows traditional agricultural tools, agricultural culture, and the old town of Gimje. It is an educational space where you can discover the memories and experiences of traditional agricultural society lost in the process of rapid modernization. The Agricultural Museum consists of 4 exhibition rooms and 1 special exhibition room. Exhibition room 1 displays agricultural culture; exhibition room 2 displays folk culture; exhibition room 3 displays Byeokgoljeun; and exhibition room 4 displays Dongjin Hall. The special exhibition room was designed to reveal the value of heavy water in Byeokgolje by displaying the contents of the construction, the scale of the manpower, and the main faces of the biyang (front of the rain), the bieum (the back of the rain) of the Byeokgolje jung-su-bi, and the post-war context of the irrigation administration of Joseon from the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty.
address : 442, Byeokgol-je, Buyang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeonbuk
Arirang Literature Museum
It was built on May 16, 2003, in the Byeokgolje Museum Complex in Gimje, to highlight the cultural and historical significance of the writer Jo Jeong-Rae. Jo wrote novels about the Japanese colonial period and describes the significance of Kim Je-man-gyeong, the background of the novel. The novel Arirang is the introduction to the trilogy of Jo Jeong-rae's modern and contemporary history. It depicts the struggles of the nations, the 40 years of the Japanese colonial rule, and the process of separation scattered all over the world starting with Gimje. Besides, Arirang Literature Hall is pursuing continuous business as a collection and delivery of historical and cultural values and significance.
address : 24, Yongseong 1-gil, Buryang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeonbuk
Source : Culture and Tourism Departments
Tourist Course Introduction (two days trip)
Byeokgolje Agricultural Culture Museum
It is displayed with the theme of the National Historical Site No. 111, the largest irrigation facility during the ancient times, Byeokgolje's historical meaning and excavation process, the history of irrigation and measurement, inherited farming tool and agricultural culture, and old country Gimje. It is the education space where you can meet the Historic Site Byeokgolje and experience and remember the traditional farming society lost during the process of the rapid modernization.
Byeokcheon Art Museum
The art museum within the Byeokgolje Reservoir Site complex in Sinyong-ri, Burang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do. The Byeokcheon Art Museum (碧天美術館) is an art museum established to praise Na Sang-Mok (羅相沐)[1924~1999] who is evaluated as a great man of Korean painter. Byeokcheon(碧川) which is the art museum name is Na Sang-Mok's pen name. Na Sang-Mok was born in Sinyong-ri, Buryang-myeon, Gimje-si. It arranged the natural things on the screen by Diagonal arrangement method(布置法) and expressed silent beauty of real landscape painting by simple and vital Line drawing interpretation(線描的). It held a National Art Exhibition invited artist and an examiner.
Arirang Literary House
The Arirang Literary House of Jo Jeong-Rae is in the proximity of Byeokgolje in Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do seeing the horizon only in Korea.
Representative Food Introduction
“The beef market has been developed since ancient times, and it is characterized by a spicy and deep taste using fresh sunji and makchang.” Gimje's Wonpyeongjang was created over 500 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty. At Wonpyeongjang, the cow market developed early and butchers lived there, accumulating wealth. Ingredients such as pork makchang and seonji can be obtained cheaply and easily. Also, unlike other regions where sochang and daechang are mixed, Wonpyeong’s sundae rice soup only uses makchang and it is distinguished as ‘makchang’ sundae rice soup.Go to Related Restaurants