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Geumjeongsanseong Fortress (금정산성)

  • Geumjeongsanseong  Fortress (금정산성)
  • Geumjeongsanseong  Fortress (금정산성)
Address
Geumseong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan-si
부산광역시 금정구 금성동
Type
Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-51-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-51-514-5501
Homepage
kumjungsansung.com (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Geumjeongsanseong Fortress is located on the peak of Geumjeongsan Mountain (801.5m) in Busan. Its original name was Dongnae Mountain Fortress, but it was changed because of its location.

    With its length 17,377 meters long, its height 1.5 to 3 meters high, it is the largest fortress in Korea. But now there is only a 4 kilometer long section remaining from its original form. The exact time of the initial fortification is not recorded, but in reference to the location and size, it is presumed to have been built during the Three Kingdoms Era.The present fortress was built in 1703, during the reign of King Sukjong. It was built after Imjin War (Japanese Invasion of Korea from 1592-1598) to prepare for any further invasions from Japan. It was first built with stones and was renovated in 1707. During the dark years under Japanese administration, it was damaged and devastated. The three of the four main gates (East, West, and South Gates) were recovered in 1970.

    Telephone
    +82-51-514-5501

    Current Status
    Historic Site No.215

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

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