original name is Imeullang, which is prounounced nimeullang. Imeullang comes
from the Chinese word, Imeoranan. Im means master or adult, eoran means a fixed
area of which the original name is ul. All together it becomes nimeullang. Im
means king or lord, Eullang means Gwon or district, and An stands for inside.
Together, it means ct inside the Lord.? Also, Im
could mean the highest person in Kwon, which stands for castle or district.
Thus, it can also be interpreted as ct inside Kingauthorities.?
It is speculated that Wollae-ri and Imnang-ri used to be villages that were
in the same Kwon and its small castle located in Imnang-ri. These villages
used to be a base for the small troops of army and this is why the village was
used to be called Nimeullang meaning ct inside the commanderauthorities.?
In the past, the village was part of Gijang-hyeon, Jungbung-myeon but
became a part of Ulsan-gun Hami-myeon in 1599 after the Japanese invasion. Then,
in 1681 the village became part of Gijang-hyeon, Jungbuk-myeon. On 26
May 1895, the village was acknowledged as Dong for the first time and was called
Gijang-gun, Jungbuk-myon Imnang-dong due to the reform of the country. In
1 March 1914, due to the abolition and amalgamation of administrative district
the village became Gijang-gun, Jungbuk-myon, Imnang-ri. There are two
villages in Imnang-ri and they are Wollim village and Palkan Village. During
the invasion of Japanese, the Japanese had built a small shelter in a mountain
in Imgyean. This was called Imseong and later Yu family, Bang family,
Kim family, Park family, and Jung family moved in to this region. They
named the village as Im-Rang. Im meant the luxuriant forest of the region
and Rang meant the beautiful stream of the region. Together it described
the luxuriant forest and beautify stream of the village.
1) Planes: Gimhae Airport ?Airport Shuttle ?Get off at Haeundae stop ?
Take the seat bus #239, 142 or the regular bus #181. ?Get off at Gijang Seokcheon
Building ?Take the village bus (40 minute ride)
2) Trains: Busan station ?Take the seat or regular bus #239 t off at
Gijang Seokcheon Building ?Take the village bus (40 minute ride)
3) Cars: Gyeongbu Expressway ?Beonnyeong road ?Towards Gijang at Seokdae
IC (#14 National Road) ?Gijang ?Towards Imrangareum Dam for 4 km