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Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] (남한산성도립공원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

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Address
731, Namhansanseong-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 광주시 남한산성면 남한산성로 731 (남한산성면)
Type
National & Provincial & County Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-743-6610
Homepage
www.gg.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Namhansanseong Provincial Park surrounds Namhansanseong Fortress, one of four forts built to protect Hanyang (the former name of Seoul). Gaeseong, Suwon, Ganghwa and Gwangju are located in the north, south, west, and east direction respectively. Namhansanseong Fortress is located to the east in Gwangju. The park is situated on Namhansan Mountain, 24km southeast from Seoul and 6km northeast from Seongnam. The length of trails is a total of approximately 12.4 km (main fortress 8.9km, external fortress 3.2km, Sinnamsanseong Fortress 0.2km). The height is 7.3m.

    The fortress is alternately recorded as being the royal fortress of King Onjo of the Baekje Kingdom, whose father was King Dongmyeong during Goguryeo period or a fortress built in 673 during the reign of King Munmu (the 13th year) of Silla period during the heat of the Silla and Tang War. The old site was rebuilt several times, with its current style of construction being built in 1621 during King Gwanghae’s reign.

    Namhansanseong’s circumference is approximately 12km, stacking small natural stones over big stones. The fortress includes Sueocheong (Namhansan Mountain Fortress Defense Command), Gwana (government office), storage, and a haenggung (temporary palace), as well as 80 wells and 45 springs. Also, administration was moved from Gwangju-eup to inside of the fortress, clearly showing the importance of Namhansanseong Fortress in that period. 12,700 people participated in a field exercise carried out for the first time after building the fortress by command of King Injo (17th year, 1639). These days, only a few buildings remain inside of the fortress including East and South Gate, Seojangdae, Hyeonjeolsa Temple, Yeonmu Hall, Janggyeongsa Temple, Jisudang, Yeongwoljeong, and Chimgwaejeong. Among these remaining buildings, four gates, Sueojangdae, and some parts of the fortress in the middle of West Gate still maintain their original forms. Namhansanseong Fortress is designated as Historical Site No. 57 and a provincial park.

    Telephone
    +82-31-743-6610

    Closed
    Mondays (excluding national holidays)

    Mountain Not Access Period
    Seasonal Forest Fire Watch
    February 1-May 15, November 1-December 15

    * TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.

    Hiking Course
    Course 1 (Distance: 3.8km / Duration: 80 min)
    Sanseong Rotary – North Gate (0.4km) – West Gate (1.1km) – Sueojangdae (0.6km) – Yeongchunjeong (0.3km) – South Gate (0.7km) – Sanseong Rotary (0.7km)

    Course 2 (Distance: 2.9km / Duration: 60 min)
    Sangseongjongno (Rotary) – Yeongwoljeong (0.4km) – Sungyeoljeon (0.2km) – Sueojangdae (0.6km) – West Gate (0.7km) – Gukcheongsa Temple (0.1km) – Sanseongjongno Rotary (0.9km)

    Course 3 (Distance: 5.7km / Duration: 120 min)
    History Hall – Hyeonjeolsa Temple (0.1km) – Beolbong Peak (1.8km) – Janggyeongsa Temple (1.5km) – Mangwolsa Temple (1.1km) – Jisudang Altar (1km) – Administration Office (0.2km)

    Course 4 (Distance: 3.8km / Duration: 80 min)
    Sanseongjongno Rotary – South Gate (0.7km) – Namjangdaeteo (0.6km) – East Gate (1.1km) – Jisudang Altar (0.5km) – Gaewonsa Temple (0.3km) – Sanseongjongno Rotary (0.6km)

    Tour Course Information
    [Namhansanseong Haenggung] (Tour: approx. 50min)

    Hannamnu (entrance) - Wisammun Bukhaenggak - Wihaengjeon - Remains of building from the Unified Silla Era - Iljeonggak Pavilion - Jwaseungdang Hall - Ewijeong Pavilion, rear garden - Jaedeokdang Hall - Naehaengjeon - Hannamnu(exit) - Unified Silla Ear Wajeokji

    Operating Hours
    [Namhansanseong Haenggung]
    April-October 10:00-18:00
    November-March 10:00-17:00

    * Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    * Parking Fee 1,000 won

    Admission Fees
    [Namhansanseong Provincial Park]
    Free

    [Namhansanseong Haenggung]
    Individual: Adults 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
    Group: Adults 1,600 won / Children 800 won

    * Free (ID required): Seniors, the handicapped (plus 1 companion), local residents
    * Group: 30 people or more
    * Adults (age 19-64), Children (age 7-18)

    Available Facilities
    Benches, water supply systems, restrooms, cultural relics, Namhansanseong Fortress History Museum, memorial site, valley, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Korean Info. Service
    [Namhansanseong Haenggung Palace Explanation Service in Korean] - Weekdays 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 16:00
    - Weekends 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00
    * Free tour available for Namhansanseong Haenggung Palace
    * No reservation required to cultural heritage guide service. Operate based on fixed schedule.
    * Inquiry: +82-31-746-1088

    Interpretation Services Offered
    * Reservation: Namhansanseong Fortress Visitor's Center +82-31-745-2845
    * Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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