진해해양공원은 한국제일의 군항도시에 걸맞는 해양공원을 건립하여 해양관광도시의 기상을 고취시키는 역사 · 문화 · 교육, 체험의 장으로 활용과 함께 관광상품화로 지역발전을 도모코자 하는 조성한 공원으로서, 2010년에 완공될 예정이다.
자세한 안내는 http://tour.jinhae.go.kr/park/를 참고할 것.
강원함은 1944년 10월 미국 뉴욕에서 건조되어 한국 전쟁당시 6개월 참전한 경력이 있으며, 이를 1978년 해군에서 인수하여 강원함으로 명명하여 2002년 12월까지 활동하였다. 그 이후 진해해양공원에서 군함전시관으로 개조되었다.
Korea is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world with over five thousand years of history. According to the original creation myth, the world we live in today is the work of the Heavenly Prince Hwanung, whose father was the King of Heaven.The Heavenly Prince asked his father to give him some land to govern, so the Father sent him down to Mount Taebaek. With him the Prince brought the Minister of Clouds, the Earl of Rain and the Chancellor of Wind. They also brought three thousand helpers.Under the shade of a sandalwood tree the Prince founded a holy city called Sinsi, the City of God. He put his Ministers in charge of three hundred and sixty areas of human culture, teaching them to grow crops and to make laws concerning what is good and what is evil.A tiger and a bear living in a nearby cave saw this city and desperately wanted to become human. Every day they came to the sandalwood tree at the center of the city to pray fervently for becoming humans.Hwanung saw their devotion and gave them instructions to remain in the cave and fast for one month, eating nothing but garlic and mugwort. The tiger was too impatient to stand the long and boring days in the cave, so he gave up and left, but Bear maintained the fast. At the end of the month she was transformed into a beautiful woman who became the mother of the Korean people.Her first son was Don-gun, the First King of the Korean people. When Don-Gun passed on the throne to his own son, he became a Mountain God. It is interesting that mountain gods are still worshipped today in Korea.Text by Steve Smith.