Namhansanseong obtains UNESCO World Heritage status

  • Date06/25/2014
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Namhansanseong Provincial Park [UNESCO World Heritage] located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites on June 22, 2014, making it Korea's 11th World Heritage item.

Namhansanseong Provincial Park is a very popular mountain-climbing and driving destination located just outside Seoul. The mountain is famous for being very beautiful all throughout the year. In the spring, the acacia trees grow thick, in the summer the green forest covers the entire mountain, and in the fall, many people visit to climb the mountain covered in red autumn leaves. 

Namhansanseong Fortress, located on Namhansan Mountain, was originally built as a earthen fortress during Gogureyo period, about 2,000 years ago, but after many renovations, Gwanghaegun of the Joseon Period built the fortress properly in 1621. If you climb to the highest peak Iljangsan, you can see Incheon’s Nakjo area, and not only Seoul, but the surrounding Gyeonggi-do area as well.