|Haengjusanseong Fortress (행주산성)|
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|The Haengjusanseong Fortress (행주산성, historic site no. 56) atop Deogyangsan Mountain was the site of a major Korean victory against the enemy during the Japanese invasion 400 years ago. Women also participated in the dramatic battle, carrying stones in their aprons (haengju in Korean). The original date and purpose of the fortress’ construction remains a mystery, but it is believed the construction dates back to the ancient Baekje period, as many relics from that era have been excavated by archeological surveys. Inside the fortress is Chungjangsa, a shrine paying tribute to General Gwon Yul who led the victorious effort. Transportation to the fortress has become much more convenient with the opening of the Jayuro road and the completion of the Haengju Bridge, making the fortress a popular destination on holidays.
* Haengju Great Victory Festival
Religious ceremonies and many other cultural events are held on March 14 every year in memory of General Gwon who won the battle and saved the nation.
|Historic Site No.56|
|N/A (Open all year round)|
July–September, Saturdays only / 18:00–22:00 (last admission is 21:00)
|Summer season (March~October) 09:00-18:00
Winter season (November~February) 09:00-17:00
Admission is available until one hour before closing time.
* Parking fees - 2,000 won
|Adults 1,000 won / Youths 500 won / Children 300 won|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Available (need to reserve in advance, Tel 031-938-0903)|
|Get off at Hwajeong station on subway line 3, take a seat bus or shuttle bus, and get off at the entrance or main gate of the fortress. Take a shuttle bus at Seoul’s Neunggok station (Gyeongui train line)|