Designation date: March 25th, 2003
Located under Godangbong Summit of magnificent Geumjeongsan Mountain, Geumsaem Spring is said to have always been filled with water regardless of weather conditions and always glimmering in golden color. A holy fish geumeo (gold-colored fish) is believed to have swum there after descending from the sky riding a five-colored cloud. This fish is personified as Geumjeong’s character. ‘Geumjeong-i’ derived from the term geumeo in a legend represents the mystery and holiness of the fish. The basic concept of ‘Geumjeong-i’ is to express Geumjeong-gu as the guardian of its people.