Historical Sights in Taean-gun

Looking for cool historical sights in Taean-gun? Here are some places I loved visiting with my family.

About Taean-Gun

Taean-gun is a beautiful coastal region located in South Korea’s Chungcheong province. The area is known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty, and delicious seafood. One of the top attractions in Taean-gun is Mallipo Beach, which boasts a long stretch of white sand and clear blue waters. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, and participate in various water sports like jet skiing and parasailing. Another popular beach is Cheollipo Beach, which is surrounded by picturesque cliffs and is known for its tranquil atmosphere.

In addition to its beaches, Taean-gun is also home to the Taean Haean National Park, which is a protected natural area that includes a diverse range of landscapes like rocky cliffs, forests, and wetlands. The park is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers, with a variety of trails to explore. Visitors can also take a boat tour around the park’s islands, which offer stunning views of the coastline and the surrounding mountains. For those interested in cultural activities, Taean-gun is also home to the Taean Tulip Festival, which takes place every spring and features thousands of colorful tulips in full bloom.

However, in addition to all the fun and beaches, Taean-gun also has some cool historical sites. If you live nearby in an area like Pyeongtaek-si, make sure to visit these Historical Sights in Taean-gun.

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Accessing Taean’s Historical Sights

You will not find a great deal of information about Taean’s historical sites on English language sites. Since Taean does not have easy public transportation and the roads have only been improved in recent years, Taean has been off the radar for international travelers. All that started to change in 2020. Public transit remains limited, but more international tourists have taken to visiting via car or motorcycle.

Taean’s historical sights are not huge or massive. Instead, Taean’s sites offer a quiet and reflective look at the past. There will not be throngs of people. You will not be swept away in the spectacle of travel bloggers and Instagram stars. However, you will be in the beautiful countryside seeing how the past and present exist in the modern reality of Korea.

How Can I Find More Information About Taean’s Historical Sights?

To learn more about visiting Taean’s historical sites, contact 1330 to learn more about the logistics of each individual place. You may also need a bi-lingual Korean concierge service to help book the tours for you. Additionally, joining local travel Facebook Groups like Pyeongtaek Travelers can help you find current information on others’ experiences.

8 Taean’s Historical Sights

Sogeunjinseong Fortress

Sogeunjinseong Fortress0

Hangul Address

Sogeun-ri Sowon-myeon Taean

Only one pine tree remains from Jinseong era. Sogeun Jinseong Fortress had gates to the east, west, south and north, but now there is only the east gate. The west gate was facing the sea, and the east, south, and north walls were built using topographic features. It is said that the outside of the castle is about 4m and the inside of the castle is about 2m. There was a dock outside the west gate. A fortification built 500 years ago, was an important military base that defended against Japanese invaders and foreign enemies. Due to the Japanese invasion, the station was abandoned in the 22nd year of King Gongmin (1373) and the military was withdrawn. After that, in 1514, in the 9th year of King Jungjong, he built a castle and stationed troops to defend this area.

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Taean Rock carved Buddha Triad

Taean Rock carved Buddha Triad0

041-672-1440

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Hangul Address

충남 서산시 운산면 마애삼존불길 65-13

Designated as National Treasure No. 307 on August 31, 2004, this Trinity Buddha statue of Baekje created during the Three Kingdoms period, sits on a rock about 30m East of Taeeulam at the foot of Baekhwasan Mountain.

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Baekhwasan Mountain

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Hangul Address

충청남도 태안군 태안읍 백화산

Baekhwasan (Hanseongbong), which is 933m above sea level, is a mountain located on the border between Yeongdong, Chungbuk and Sangju, Gyeongbuk.

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National Taean Marine Museum

National Taean Marine Museum0

041-419-7000

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Hangul Address

충남 태안군 근흥면 신진대교길 94-33

The National Taean Marine Relics Exhibition Center is the only institution in Korea that is affiliated with the National Research Institute of Marine Cultural Heritage of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, which excavates, preserves, displays, and utilizes underwater cultural heritage. Several Goryeo dynasty ships off the coast of Taean since 2007 and tens of thousands of encyclopedias of knowledge.

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Gonam Shell Heap Museum

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041-670-2337

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Hangul Address

충남 태안군 고남면 안면대로 4270-6

This two-floor museum, specializes in historical relics, opened on April 3, 2002 and houses about 470 artifacts, including models of Neolithic comb-patterned earthenware excavated from plain shellfish, and 22 earthenware from the original Three Kingdoms and Goryeo. On site - exhibition hall, history room, video special exhibition room, and outdoor performance hall storage; dioramas and touch screens that give you a glimpse into the lives of people at that time; experiential learning center where you can try rubbing on tile-and-mountain tiles, etc. It was built in a place where shellfish were excavated so that you can feel the life of the prehistoric people. General (14 to 64 years old) 1,200 Won Children (7 to 13 years old) 700 Won Under 6yo and over 64yo FREE

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Mongsalli Seated Buddha

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Hangul Address

충남 태안군 남면 몽산리 751-4

Buddha statue at the site of the temple located at the foot of Mt. Cheonggye.

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Anheungseong Fortress

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Hangul Address

충청남도 태안군 근흥면 안흥1길 19

Anheungseong Fortress belonging to the 8th Gyeonggi Taean was built in 1655, and the circumference of the fortress is 1,714m. FREE

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Heungjusa Temple

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041-674-3473

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충남 태안군 태안읍 속말1길 61-61

Temple marking the end of Sudeoksa, the headquarters of the 7th parish of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. According to legend, it was founded by Heungin, who came from China in the year 222 (9th year of King Gusu, Baekje).

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