Eighty percent of Gwangju
is covered with mountains of all sizes. The region is enriched by the
scenic beauty of Namhansanseong Fortress, Paldangho Lake, and
Kyeongancheon River. Namhansanseong Fortress is a tourist favorite as
it is a historically significant site in preventing foreign invasions,
and for its beautiful surroundings. The drive from Namhansanseong
Fortress to Paldangho Lake is particularly popular.
Address : Gyeonggi-do > Gwangju-si > Jungbu-myeon
Namhansanseong Fortress 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 Mt. 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 Incheonís Nakjo area, and
not only Seoul, but the surrounding Gyeonggi-do area as well. In
terms of fortress structure, because the surrounding mountain area
is high and rough, and the fortress center level and low, it is an
easy place to defend, to reside comfortably, which are good
conditions for a mountain fortress. The fortress is divided into
inner fortress and outer fortress, the The fortress now.
Get off at Sanseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit No. 2.
Take City Bus No. 9, and get off at Namhansanseong bus stop.
- Homepage http://www.namhansansung.or.kr (Kor/Eng) -Inquiries:
Administration Office 031-743-6610 (Kor) -Mountain Course : 1) South
Gate - Sueojangdae - West Gate - Geoyeodong - Cheonhodong (3.5 km,
2hr 20min) 2) Cheonhodong - Geoyeodong - West Gate - Sueojangdae -
South Gate (3km, 1hr 20min)