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Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)

  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)
  • Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)

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Address
626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 진주시 남강로 626 (본성동) 진주성내
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-749-2480
Homepage
http://castle.jinju.go.kr
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Standing grandly above the rocky cliffs of Namkang River is Chokseongnu Pavilion, arguably one of the most beautiful ‘nugaks’ (multi-storied building without walls) in the Yeongnam region. Chokseongnu (historically known as ‘Jangwollu’) has undergone 8 renovations since its establishment in the 28th year of King Gojong (1241, Goryeo Dynasty) and was once used as a stronghold for defending Jinju Palace in times of war. During times of peace, it was used for holding state examinations.

    Although the structure was burnt down during the Korean War, it was restored in 1960 through the efforts of the Jinju Historical Site Preservation Society. The design of the roof is similar to that of an octagon and the stone pillars were built with rocks collected from Mt. Chokseok, located in Changwon-si. The wood used for the structure was brought from Mt. Odae, situated in Gangwon-do. Noticeable features of Chokseongnu are the four engraved signboards and a board that holds the works of renowned poets and calligraphers.

    From the tall structure, visitors can catch a bird's-eye view of the rest of the Jinju Fortress and of the surrounding area.

    Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival is held each year.

    Telephone
    +82-55-749-2480

    Current Status
    Gyeongsangnam-do Cultural Asset No.8 (designated on July 20, 1983)

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    - Parking lot in front of Chokseokmun Gate (only small-sized cars)
    - Gongbukmun Gate Parking lot (Large-sized car: 17 sites, Small-sized car: 15 sites)
    - Health Center Parking lot (Large-sized car: 9 sites, Small-sized car: 35 sites)
    - Jinjuseong Fortress Parking lot (Tourist bus only: 14 sites)

    Admission Fees
    [Admission to Jinjuseong Fortress]
    Adults - Individuals: 2,000 won / Groups:1,400 won
    Youths & Military – Individuals: 1,000 won / Groups: 600won
    Children – Individuals: 600 won / Groups: 400 won

    ※ Groups: 30 people and more
    ※ Residents in Jinju: Free (an ID card required)
    ※ Free: Children (ages under 7), Seniors (ages 65 and more), Handicapped visitors (with documentation) / Persons of national merit (with documentation)

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Small cars
    500 won for first 30min / 200 won for each additional 10min

    Large vehicles
    1,000 won for first 30min / 400 won for each additional 10min

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