Gimje-si Cheolligil

It also has Gimje Plains where
you can see the endless horizon.

Gimje-si is known for its artificial reservoir, Byeokgolje that is the oldest reservoir in Korea, built in AD 330, the 27th year of King Biryu from Baekje. It is also known for Moak Mountain Provincial Park, and Geumsan Temple. It also has Gimje Plains where you can see the endless horizon.

From Byeokgolje, we can see that the economic base of this region was agriculture that made use of the vast fields. Gimje has fertile land and also has clean environment, so any crop will grow well here, thus this place is called the granary in Jeolla-do.

It is aiming to become a marine city and a mecca of various cleaning industries.

The most representative tourist destination is the Moak Mountain Provincial Park.
Moak Mountain is one of the renowned mountains in the Jeonbuk region,
and it hugs the various provinces of Jeonbuk including Gimje, with its mother-like posture.
Among the many temples in the mountain, Geumsan Temple is worth visiting.
It is where GyeonHwon was exiled, and it was the center of the Mireuk faith.
The temple is an ancient temple with 1 national treasure and 10 treasures.

As such, Gimje is a historic city, and is expected to have a successful future due to the recent Saemangeum project.
It is aiming to become a marine city and a mecca of various cleaning industries.

you can meet
in Gimje-si.

The Gimje-si part of the Jeonbuk Cheolligil lets one look around the renowned tourist destinations in Gimje and see the historical values form the past and the future.

In Saemangeum Path of the Wind, you can listen to the singing breeze along the wide plains which you will not be able to find anywhere. the Jeonseon-po and Nakjo look beautiful with its old memories in Manghaesa. In Geumgu Myeongpum-gil, you will be able to meet the Geumgumyeon which is famous for its cold cave. You will not easily forget about the Moak Mountain and the old temples in the Geumsan-gil.

The sceneries that you won’t forget easily, and the path that moves your heart with its sensitivity instead of being fancy, you can meet them in Gimje-si.

Saemangeum Path of the Wind

Old traces come back with wind

Concept Coastal Road
Length 12km
Time 4 hrs
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Jinbong-myeon Office - Jinbong Embankment - Seokchi Village Rest Area – Jeonseonpo - Manghaesa Temple -Simpo Port - Bonghwasan Bongsudae - Geojeon Village Hall

On the Saemangeum Wind Road, each step is accompanied by a breeze of sea smells. This path walks on the banks of the Mangyeong River, which stretches along the path of seeing the old sea, forest paths and mountain paths. Starting from 'Jinbong-myeon Office', the road next to the old church goes up to 'Jongbong Preservative'.

The only advantage of Gimje, the only horizon in Korea, is evident. The wide view of the Gimje Plain and Saemangeum Reclaimed Land, as seen from the Jinbong Embankment, opens up the mind.

Overlooking the vast plains from long embankments.

More than two kilometers of seawall is not paved with cement, making it easy to walk. At the end of the embankment, there is 'Sukchi Village Rest Area'. After resting for a while in the gazebo, he begins to climb the hills at the back.

From this moment on, you enter a path full of forests. After that, a section across the tidal flats appears and the road runs through the water and the marsh between them.

This is the most impressive part of the Saemangeum Wind Road.
In addition, the rocks close to granite are filled with beautiful scenery.

Jeonseonpo, now a fishing boat and piles of stones remain to wait for military orders.

From now on, bamboo appears in a narrow way.
There are still traces of barbed wire, cement columns, trenches and observation stations.
As the station height is high, it has great views. Soon it's 'jeonseonpo'.

It is a muzzle that hides the ship to prevent the invasion of Japan Army.
It is said that the ships were sent out after receiving a signal from Bonghwasan at the entrance of the Mangyeong River at the western end.

The Manhaesa Temple where you can no longer see the sea

Passing through the observatory that appears as you will pass through the corner of the quiet forest.
The sunset of Manghaesa, which is no longer looking at the sea of the West Sea blocked by Saemangeum embankment, is beautiful. Calm the road behind 'Manhaesa'.

The old traces return to the wind

When the body is freshly filled with the energy of the forest, you arrive at Gimje's only port, Sympo Port. He hears the sounds of the sea that he missed during the long walk that he has walked so far in the park. After that, the road is short, but quite rough. It is easy to walk away from thorns and weeds.

The strict military rule has long since disappeared and remains a great place to see the Mangyeong River and the West Sea. Go down to Geoje Village and finish your walk. I miss the sea-blown winds that I have been traveling through.

  • Recommendation

    It’s a path that is nice to walk on
    your own. The graceful road
    following the traces from the past
    is incomparable to other roads.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus No. 18 and 19 at
    'Gimje Station 1'
    > Get off at Kwangki stop
    2-minute walk toward the bridge in front of police (160m)



    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 18 and 19 at
    'Gimje Station 1'
    > Get off at Kwangki stop
    2-minute walk toward the bridge in front of police (160m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus No. 18, 19 at
    'Geojeon Terminal'
    > For No.18, Get off at
    'Gimje Station 1' Stop
    > For No.19 Get off at
    'Gimje Station / Hanshin Apartment' Stop

    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 19 at
    'Geojeon Terminal' Stop
    > Get off at the City Library
    11-minutes on foot from Dongseo 12-gil (681m)

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jinbong-myeon office
    063-540-4781

    Gimje Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-540-3331

Geumgu Myeongpum-gil

Feeling the cool breeze and the scent of the forest

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Length 11km
Time 4 hrs
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Geum-gu Administrative Welfare Center - Sunam Reservoir - Chukryoung Culture Village - Dangwol Reservoir -Sangmok Cold Cave - Cypress Forest - Yangseok Village - Daehwagyo

Special wind to cool down the heat

Geum-gu luxury road starts from 'Geum-myeon Administrative Welfare Center'.

Moak Mountain literally embraces Keum-gu in the form of a mother. Walking through the beautiful scenery of 'Seonam Reservoir', you will meet 'Chukryoung Culture Village'. In 'Chukryoung Culture Village' you can experience dyeing and experience traditional culture such as traditional teahouses.

After passing through another landscape, “Dangwol Reservoir,” we will visit Sangmok Cold Cave which is one of the three cold wind caves of the Dangwol. The wind from the old abandoned mine is enough to wash away all the cold sweat. Soon, the cypress forest will continue. Fill your heart with phytoncide filled with woods.

There is still a trace of time that dates back

The End of the forest road to Yangseok Village.
Yangseok Village is a large village that is surrounded by mountains and bright in front. Due to its geographic characteristics, there are still traces of the gold mining flavors that can be read, such as the record of collecting gold in the valley.

It is also a good idea to stop by the “Yangseok Cold Cave”, which is open to Geumsansa nearby and feel the cool wind twice. I look back at the path I walked from Daehwagyo. Along the Moak Mountain, the peaceful appearance of the gate of Gimje, the nature of the cypress and ferns, and the wind of the cold wind cave are not forgotten.

  • Recommendation

    In Sangmok cold cave, you can
    eat your meal or drink makgeolli.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus at Gimje Station and Hanshin Apartment Station 1
    > Get off at Geumgu police station
    3-minute walk in the direction of 'Geum-gu Bridge' (221m)



    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 33 the
    Bus Terminal 2 Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Geum-myeon Office'

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus No. 1 at
    'Gumcheon' Stop
    > 'Gemsung Girls Middle School
    in front of' Bus Stop
    'Terminal Crossroad' from
    'Police Intersection'
    13-minutes on foot (807m)

    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No.1 'Gumcheon' Stop
    > Get off at 'Gimje Station, Hanshin Apartment'

  • Representative

    Geumgu-myeon office
    063-540-4815

    Gimje Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-540-3331

Geumsansa-gil

Removes the time of the earthly life with clear regularity

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Length 13km
Time 5 hrs
Difficulty Hard
Main Course Gimje-si (Moak Mountain) Tourist Information Center - Dotongsa Temple - Baekwun Village – Guinsin Temple -Geumpyeong Reservoir - Geumsan Elementary School - Gimje-si (Moak Mountain) Tourist Information Center

Geumsansa-gil,
the most beautiful view

'Geumsansa-gil' boasts the most beautiful view of Moak Mountain. Geumsansa Temple was the late temple of the late Baekje, and was the center of Maitreya's faith. The journey begins at the 'Gimje City Tourist Information Center' and meets the spectators along Moaksan, which embraces Jeollabuk-do.

Look for a slightly hidden trail entrance to the left of 'Gimje City Tourist Information Center'. The breathtaking uphill from the entrance to the ‘chicken roof rest area’. Afterwards, through the soft pine forest, the landscape is loose, with a loose landscape.

Continue past “Dotongsa” and head downhill from the ash bar 2,5km from the entrance of the road. It's the way to 'Baek-dong Village'.

The journey ends, but don't miss important history

The narrow path through the stream of natural rock in the village leads to Guinsin Tmeple. If you wind down the long, steep downhill, it is the Geumpyeong Reservoir.

Recently, wood deck has been created along the perimeter, making walking better. After that, he washes away his troubles and worries at the famous endless Garosu-gil in front of Geumsan Elementary School.

Soon I arrive at the Kimje City Tourist Information Center. The journey ends here, but be sure to take a tour of Geumsansa Temple and not miss important historical reports such as hexagonal multi-layer stone towers, stone lotus bars and Maitreya.

  • Recommendation

    This is a trail that is known for
    it's beautiful autumn leaves. You
    can connect this course with some
    sections from the Moak Mountain
    climbing course.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus No. 5, 5-1 at
    Gimje Station and
    Hanshin Apartment
    > Get off at Geumsansa Stop

    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 5 and 5-1
    Bus Terminal 2
    > Get off at Geumsansa Stop

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gimje Station>
    Take Bus No. 5, 5-1 at
    Geumsansa Stop
    > Get off at
    'Gimje Station Platform 1'

    <Gimje Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 5, 5-1 at
    Geumsansa Stop
    > Get off at Nonghyup Branch
    'Sambo Computer' at
    'Terminal Crossroad'
    4-minutes on foot (252m)

  • Information Center & Representative

    Gimje Tourist Information Center
    063-548-1330

    Gimje Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-540-3331