|Chokseongnu Pavilion (촉석루)|
|Standing grandly above the rocky cliffs of Namkang River is Chokseongnu Pavilion, arguably one of the most beautiful ‘nugaks’ (multi-storied building without walls) in the Yeongnam region. Chokseongnu (historically known as ‘Jangwollu’) has undergone 8 renovations since its establishment in the 28th year of King Gojong (1241, Goryeo Dynasty) and was once used as a stronghold for defending Jinju Palace in times of war. During times of peace, it was used for holding state examinations.
Although the structure was burnt down during the Korean War, it was restored in 1960 through the efforts of the Jinju Historical Site Preservation Society. The design of the roof is similar to that of an octagon and the stone pillars were built with rocks collected from Mt. Chokseok, located in Changwon-si. The wood used for the structure was brought from Mt. Odae, situated in Gangwon-do. Noticeable features of Chokseongnu are the four engraved signboards and a board that holds the works of renowned poets and calligraphers.
From the tall structure, visitors can catch a bird's-eye view of the rest of the Jinju Fortress and of the surrounding area.
|Gyeongsangnam-do Cultural Asset No.8 (designated on July 20, 1983)|
|* Adult - Individual: 1,000won / Group: 700won
* Youth and servicemen - Individual: 500won / Group: 300won
* Elementary school students - Individual: 300won / Group: 200won
* Free - Children ages 7 or younger / Seniors ages 65 and older / Handicapped visitors (with documentation) / Persons of national merit (with documentation)
※ Groups: more than 30 people
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Small cars: 500won for 30min / 200won for each additional 10min
Large car: 1,000won for 30min / 400won for each additional 10min
From the Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal bus stop, take Bus 70-3.
Get off at the Lotte Cinema and go 400m to the Jinju Fortress ticket office (진주성).
The Chokseongnu Pavilion is located inside the Jinju Fortress.