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Orienting yourself in Jinju is easy. The town is cut in half by the Nam River (Namgang), with the Jinju Fortress, most hotels and the intercity bus station all on the north bank. The train station, the express bus station and commercial-residential sprawl lie on the south bank.
Jinju's Sacheon Airport (http://sacheon.airport.co.kr/eng/index.jsp) (HIN), 20 km away from the city, fields half a dozen flights daily to Seoul's Gimpo Airport. Buses to the city center take 25 minutes and cost W3000.
Jinju is a small city, so if you have a detailed street map, you can simply get around on foot. Buses are available but you'll find it hard to use it unless you speak Korean, since bus stop signs are almost exclusively in Korean and your average bus driver won't speak English. Taxi is a good option as well, it's unlikely that you pay more than 5 USD.
Most sights in Jinju are located on the grounds of the Jinju Fortress (??? Jinjuseong), at the west end of the north bank. Jinju's moment of glory came in 1592 during the Imjin War, when a force of just 3,800 Koreans held off an invading army of 20,000 Japanese. Unfortunately, the Japanese came back the next year with an army of 70,000 — Jinju was finally crushed and all defenders were killed or committed suicide. Admission to the fortress grounds costs W1000, open 9 AM to 10 PM daily.
A few sights of minor interest are scattered elsewhere around town.
There´s an excellent silk outlet across the street from the fortress towards the main bridge. The prices are good and the quality and selection are excellent.
Jinju is famous for its bibimbap (???), which is rice topped with all sorts of goodies: add in your desired amount of gochujang paste, stir it up and enjoy. Another local delicacy is broiled eel (???? jangeo-gui), eaten bulgogi-style with a dab of gochujang paste and wrapped in a sesame leaf.
It is okay to drink the tap water in Jinju. Bottled waters are easily available as well.
There are lots of gaudy love hotels/yeogwan along the riverfront on both sides of the bus terminal. Rooms from W25,000 up.