Gunsan was a small fishing village on the banks of the Geum River, near where the river spills into the Yellow Sea. It sits on the fertile western Honam plain where much rice is harvested. Gunsan became a port in the late 19th century largely due to pressure from the Japanese on the Koreans to ship rice to Japan.
We were in Gunsan on April 22 , 2017 after a 3 day adventure in Jeju-do. After depositing our luggages at our Korean friend's house at Seocheon , we went back to Gunsan for a late lunch at an Italian resto ( I know! ...a lot of road trip going back and forth,, but it was worth it). The resto was right infront of Eunpa Lake.
Located in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, Eunpa Lake Park was once a reservoir built before the Joseon Dynasty that supplied water to nearby farms. The lake and its surrounding mountains were designated a national tourist site in 1985, but remain historically significant as they are featured on Daedongyeojid
The Jinpo Maritime Theme Park opened in 2008 to commemorate Jinpodaecheop, the sweeping victory of Jinpo in the naval combat against the Japanese forces led by General Choi Mu-seon in 1380. Constructed with a scenic backdrop of the local port and the vast sea, the park houses 16 retired military crafts of 13 models.
Gunsan Lotte Mart—with a total sales area of 13,686m²—is the biggest discount shopping mall in Gunsan with an indoor parking lot from the 4th to 7th floor which provides shopping convenience. Gunsan Oldam Public Market is the first modern mart-like traditional market of Korea, with 90 years of history. There are a lot of foods which are inexpensive, along with a lot of attractions, such as a forge of old days.
Lunch is finished! We enjoyed the food since yesterday so it's time to see the famous attractions in Gunsan City. First, we went to Jinpo Haeyang Tema Gongwon or Jinpo Maritime Theme Park. I've posted about it here on my first visit to Gunsan. Check it out to see more pictures specially the museum.