|Haemieupseong Fortress (서산 해미읍성)|
Haemieupseong Fortress (해미읍성), built during the Joseon period, has been preserved almost fully intact. It is one of Korea’s most renowned cultural heritages.
This fortress is a historic site in which a supreme commander of the army in Chungcheong-do stayed, and from which the great Admiral Yi Sun-shin worked. Furthermore, as Korea’s largest sacred ground, the site at which nearly 1,000 Roman Catholics were martyred, it was grounds for the Donghak Peasant Revolution and the Catholic Persecution during more modern times. However, a variety of fun and exciting events such as a Barracks Experience Festival and the National Ssireum Championship are held here as well.
|Historic Site No.116|
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|* Haemieupseong Fortress 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.
|Summer season 05:00~21:00 / Winter season 06:00~19:00|
|Natural eco park, horseback riding, Gukgung (Korean archery), Ssireum (Korean wrestling), traditional tea house, traditional pub, local agricultural shop, etc.|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheel chair rental service, restrooms|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|- Take the bus to Seosan at Dong Seoul Terminal
(Departure 4 times a day, 2 hour ride)
- Board the bus to Haemi at Seosan Express Bus Terminal and get off at Haemieupseong Fortress. (Departure every 10-15 minutes, 15-20 minute ride)