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Gimhae Bonghwangdong Historic Site 김해 봉황동 유적

  • +82-55-330-3925
253, Bonghwangdong, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 김해시 가락로63번길 50 (봉황동))

The Gimhae Bonghwangdong was designated a historic site, where it includes an important shell mound from the Gaya period, which is located in Hoehyeon-ri. In 1920, it was the first archeological site to be excavated in Korea. The site also contains the Bonghwangdae tomb (Former Data for Cultural Properties No. 87), which was the largest tomb of Geumgwan Gaya area. On top of the hill remain Yeoui Pavilion and Hwangse Rock, which are part of the legend about General Hwangse and Yeoui. This is also where the remains of raised houses and a residential site of the Gaya period were excavated.

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・Information : walkway, lawn plaza, concert plaza, exhibition hall, etc.

・Information : • 1330 Travel Holtine: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
•For more info: +82-55-330-3925

・Parking Facilities : 113 spaces
Parking fee – Day: charged; Night: Free of charge

Admission Fees



*From the Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take a bus towards Gimhae ( 06:30 ~ 24:00, 40~180 minutes intervals, 4 hour and 40 minutes ride)

 *In Gimhae, take a city bus #1, 2, 7

253, Bonghwangdong, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do


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