Gimcheon, or Kimcheon (김천시), is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.


Location of Gimcheon in South Korea


  • Three Kingdoms Era

Shilla conquered Gammun-guk (Gamno-guk) and established Gaammun-gun, promoted to Gammunju

  • Unified Silla

Renamed Gammunju to Gammun-gun, Gammun-gun as Gaeryeong-gun, and reorganized Gimsan-hyeon, Jirye-hyeon, and Eomo-hyeon to Gaeryeong-gun

  • Goryeo Dynasty

Changed Gaeryeong-gun to Gaeryeong-hyeon, Gimsan and Jirye-hyeon to Gyeongsan-bu, Emo-hyeon as Sangjumok

  • Joseon Dynasty

Gimsan and Eomo-hyeon integrated to Gimsan-gun, Jirye-hyeon to Jirye-gun and Gaeryeong-hyeon to Gaeryeong-gun

  • 1995

Gimcheon-si and Geumneung-gun integrated into Gimcheon-si (15 myeons, 13 dongs)

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

Gimcheon is served by 1 Gimcheon–Gumi Station (김천 구미 역) for high speed KTX services, and the more centrally located 2 Gimcheon Station (김천역) for all other trains.

Get aroundEdit


Entrance to Jikjisa Temple
  • 1 Jikjisa Temple (직지사). Constructed in the year 418 at the foot of Mount Hwangaksan, Jikjisa temple claims to be the oldest in Korea. Temple stays are offered. Adults: ₩2,500 Youth: ₩1,500 Children: ₩1,000.
  • Gimcheon Museum of Art.
  • Gimcheon Gymnasium.
  • Gimcheon Culture & Art Center.
  • Buhang Dam Suspension Bridge.
  • Buhang Dam Water Culture Center.
  • Binnae Nongak Training Center.
  • Sudo Valley.
  • Sudosan Recreational Forest.
  • The Past Skill Village.
  • Ehwamanlee Green Farm Village.
  • Jikjisa Temple.


  • Jeungsan Sudo Valley Camping Resort.






Go nextEdit

  • Gumi, the manufacturing center for LG is close by
  • Daegu is to the south
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