Destinations Gwangju-si

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.

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  • Namhansanseong Fortress
    Address :
    Gyeonggi-do > Gwangju-si > Jungbu-myeon
    Description :
    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.
    Directions :
    Get off at Sanseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit No. 2. Take City Bus No. 9, and get off at Namhansanseong bus stop.
    Information :
    - Homepage (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)

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