The birthplace of the ancient Gaya Kingdom, Gimhae is a vibrant city home to a fascinating archaeological museum. It also boasts a recreated Gaya Kingdom theme park and one of the largest water parks in South Korea.
Things to do in Gimhae
Discover the cultural heritage of the ancient Gaya Kingdom at the Gimhae National Museum, which is situated at the foot of Gujibong Peak where the kingdom is believed to have been founded. Admire prehistoric cultural relics, including pottery and burial artefacts, and learn about the museum’s role in ongoing archaeological excavations.
Want to experience life during the Gaya Kingdom? Wander amidst the colourfully-decorated traditional buildings of the Gimhae Gaya Theme Park. You’ll find an adventure park, mini-museums and cultural music performances, as well as passport stamp collection points.
Cool off in the pools of Gimhae Lotte Water Park, which is themed around a Polynesian island. In addition to its outdoor pool and indoor wave pool, it boasts water slides, rides and the Tiki Island Spa, where adults can relax and rejuvenate.
Soak up the riverside views while enjoying a ride through the Gimhae Nakdonggang River Rail Park. Jump aboard one of the four-seater rail bikes to slowly pedal along the three-kilometre-long track, which passes over a historic railway bridge and past a quirky wine cave on its way to a vintage train cafe.
Getting around Gimhae
Gimhae is a 30-minute train ride from Gimhae International Airport and just under an hour from Busan along the Gimhae-Busan Light Rail network. Buses travel throughout Gimhae and access most of its attractions.