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Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)

  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Haemieupseong Walled Town (서산 해미읍성)
  • Address 143, Nammun 2-ro, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    충청남도 서산시 해미면 남문2로 143
  • Type Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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    +82-660-2540
  • Homepage www.seosan.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Haemieupseong Walled Town is a representative fortress from the Joseon period. Additional famous walled towns in Korea include Gochangeupseong Walled Town and Naganeupseong Walled Town. Haemieupseong Walled Town was established in 1491 during the 22nd year of King Seongjong. Its perimeter is approximately 1.8 kilometers, the height is 5 meters, and total area is 196,381 m², making it a huge fortress. Through restoration and purification projects, its old image has been restored as a historic park and it is famous as a site of Catholic martyrs' in the late Joseon era.

    During the persecution of Catholics, many Catholics from Chungcheong-do were forced to come to Haemieupseong Walled Town where the administration office was located. Upon arrival, they were tortured to death. In particular, approximately 1,000 people are recorded as having been executed during the persecution in 1866.

    The plaza inside of the fortress has a prison site where Catholics were chained up under the Daewongun government, and a gigantic old tree which was the tree used for torturing. The stones which were used for thrashing are located outside of a fortress gate and have become a holy place.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 116 (Designated on January 21, 1963)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Duration
    Approx. 1 hr 30 min

    Activity Information
    * Haemieupseong Walled Town Barracks Experience Festival
    As Korea’s first historic culture festival with a theme of Seosan during the Joseon period, this festival is very educational and popular among students.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Operating Hours
    March-October 05:00-21:00 / November-February 06:00-19:00
    * Last admission is 30 minute before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Horseback riding, Gukgung (Korean archery), Ssireum (Korean wrestling), traditional tea house, traditional pub, local agricultural shop, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

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