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Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)

  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
Address
1091, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 속초시 설악산로 1091 (설악동)
Type
Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-636-7700
Homepage
seorak.knps.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins located on Seoraksan Mountain, and it is also known as Onggeumsan Mountain Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dolsan Mountain of Seoraksan Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918-1392), Gojong (r. 1213-1259). It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle, as there is a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim, built the castle to avoid war.
    At the left side of Sogongwon, past the Biryonggyo Bridge over the ravine, there is a path which leads to Gwongeumseong Castle, but it takes over an hour of travel through a steep, rocky path (2.5km), so cable car is used. The cable car was installed by Dr. Gi-Sup Lee in 1971 and is still used by many tourists. It runs from 07:00 to 18:00 or 18:30 p.m., departing every 7 minutes, and you can only purchase round-trip tickets at the ticket counter for that day.

    Hiking Course
    * Sogongwon Park → Cable car → Gwongeumseong Fortress: 1.5 km, 30 mins

    Mountain Not Access Period
    For fire prevention, preservation of natural scenery and forest protection, access to the mountain is controlled.
    Spring: March 2-May 15
    Fall: November 1-December 15
    * Closed period is subject to extension based on conditions on-site. More information is available on the homepage.

    Operating Hours
    From sunrise to sunset

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    [Fixed Fare]
    Compact cars 2,000 won / Small & Mid-sized cars 4,000-5,000 won / Large cars 6,000-7,500 won

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