Photo: Jeongnimsaji (Jeongnimsa Temple Site) • Five-story Stone Pagoda at Jeongnimsa Temple Site, Buyeo
Photo: Gongsanseong Fortress (left) / The Tomb of King Muryeong (right)
Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress of the Baekje Era had been called Ungjinseong and later became known as Gongsanseong after the Goryeo Dynasty. The fortress sits on the top of Gongsan moutain that soars 110m above sea level and stretches its arms to the south for 2,450 meters.
Gongsanseong Fortress not only has historical value but also a stunning night view that had drawn many tourists visit and capture the beautiful nightscape.
Royal Tomb of King Muryeong is the tomb of the 25th king of Baekje. It is a rare occasion for the identiy of the ancient tomb to be revealed. The tomb had remained perfectly intact and unrobbed with over 4,600 artifacts unearthed, which held great historical value and became added assets to the ancient art history studies.
Photo: Nakhwaam Rock in Busosanseong Fortress (left) / Dangganjiju flagpole support of Mireuksaji temple in Iksan (right)
Busosanseong Fortress, which used to be called Sabiseong back then, was the capital of Baekje for 123 years before the kingdom was overthrown.
Nakhwaam Rock, which literally means 'Rock of Falling Flowers, is a rock cliff where the 3,000 ladies of the court jumped off, passing down the tragic legend of of the Baekje.
Mireuksaji was the largest temple in the history of Baekje where it has treasued two famous sites to visit, the pagoda and the Dangganjiju flagpole support.
The Mireuksaji Seoktap in the temple is the oldest and the largest stone pagoda in Korea. The east tower of the pagoda was restored in 1993 and the west tower is currently restoring in progress. In particular, the Dangganjiju of Mireuksaji is held as a great cultural heritage for being well preserved in good condition.
* This column was last updated in August 2015, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.
<Last updated on August 27, 2015>