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Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)

  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)
  • Gwongeumseong Fortress (설악산 권금성)

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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,
+82-33-636-4300
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr
(Korean, English)
sokchotour.com(Korean,
English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)
www.sorakcablecar.co.kr(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins called Mt. Seoraksan, and it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dol Mountain of Mt. Seoraksan Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918~1392), Gojong (1213~1259 reign). 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 cars are used. The cable car was installed by Dr. Gi-Sup Lee in 1971 and is still used by many tourists. It is operated from 7 a.m. to 6 or 6:30 p.m., departs every 7 minutes, and you can only purchase round-trip tickets at the ticket counter for that day. At the plateau of Gwongeumseong Castle there are 80 sections of rocks and you can see the East Sea and city of Sokcho. Also, to the west, you can see all kinds of fantastic rocks and stones which make up the Seoraksan Mountains.

    Telephone
    +82-33-636-7700, +82-33-636-4300

    Hiking Course
    * Sogongwon Park → Cablecar → Gwongeumseong : 1.5 km, 30 mins

    Operating Hours
    From 2 hours before sunrise to 2 hours before sunset

    Admission Fees
    Cable car
    Adults (ages over 13) 8,500 won / Childeren (ages 4~13) 5,500 won
    ※ Free - ages under 3
    ※ Depending on the season and weather, operating hours are subject to change. Visitors should call in advance.(033-636-4300)

    Parking Fees
    [Fixed Fare]
    2,000 won for Light-weight car
    4,000-5,000 won for Mid-sizedㆍSmall car
    6,000-7,500 won for Large car

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