Fortress Locations South Korea

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Did you know there are fortresses across Korea? Time for a road trip to find a fortress for every season. This blog will tell you the locations of 12 fortresses and what to expect.

Visiting Rural Fortresses

Explore history across South Korea by visiting a wide variety of big and small fortresses. These fortress walls usually connect to gorgeous hikes and take you to parts of Korea that you never imagined visiting. They are a doorway to wonder.

Hwaseong (Suwon) Fortress
Hwaseong (Suwon) Fortress

Reasons to Visit Rural Fortresses

The cool thing about hunting down the fortresses outside of Seoul is that they take you off the beaten path. You will discover amazing small towns, drive to the top of mountains, and get out to explore unique locations.

When you visit a rural historical places, you also escape the maddening crowd and connect more with the experience. Less is being sold and promoted to you. It’s the perfect experience for those who want more culture and less consumerism.

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Big and Small Fortresses Beyond Seoul

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress5

031-290-3600

Copy and paste phone numbers into Naver Maps to get directions

Hangul Address

경기 수원시 팔달구 정조로 825

Check the Web Link for current info on performances, fees, etc. The Suwon Fortress is a picturesque location that wraps though the center of the city of Suwon. Although the primary grounds have an entrance fee, much of the wall can be visited and viewed for free (but we recommend paying). There are stunning free performances held in front of the main gate that are highly recommended.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Haemi Fortress

Haemi Fortress5

0507-1325-8006

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Hangul Address

충남 서산시 해미면 읍내리

Constructed in 1491 (22nd year of King Seongjong), it has a circumference of 1,800m, a castle height of 5m, and an area of ​​196,381m2 inside the castle. The mission of defending the west coast.

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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.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Anheungseong Fortress

Anheungseong Fortress 0

0416702257

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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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Jinju Fortress

Jinju Fortress0

055-749-5171

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Hangul Address

경상남도 진주시 남강로 626

A beautiful park and fortress.

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Namwon Fortress

Namwon Fortress0

Hangul Address

전라북도 남원시 동충동 385-1

A small, barely there fortress.

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Yeongwon Mountain Fortress

Yeongwon Mountain Fortress0

Hangul Address

강원도 원주시 판부면 금대리 산50-3

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Busosan Fortress

Busosan Fortress5

Hangul Address

충남 부여군 부여읍 부소로 31

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Geumseongsan Fortress

Geumseongsan Fortress0

Hangul Address

전라남도 담양군 용면 도림리 산198-1

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Sangdangsan Fortress

Sangdangsan Fortress0

Hangul Address

충청북도 청주시 상당구 산성동 172-1

Beautiful, rural fortress that’s perfect for a family day hike.

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Namhae Geumosan Fortress

Namhae Geumosan Fortress0

Hangul Address

경상남도 남해군 창선면 당항리 102

A rural, barely developed mountain fortress hike.

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Daeguksan Fortress

Daeguksan Fortress5

Hangul Address

경상남도 남해군 고현면 남치리 산34-1

You will drive up a huge mountain fortress. There can be loose rocks so be sure to wear solid hiking shoes. This is a circular path follow the fortress wall, so plan on going the full length round.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

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