[Gimpo] Munsusanseong Fortress
- Address102-38, Munsusan-ro, Wolgot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
- InformationCulture & Arts Department of Gimpo City: (031)980-2742
- HolidaysOpen all year around
- PublishedDecember 1, 2014
- RevisedDecember 5, 2016
Historic Site No.139, a beautiful fortress that protected Ganghwa Straits with the Ganghwa Gapgot High Ground
The fortress in Munsusan Mountain (376m) was built in 1694, the 20th year of the reign of King Sukjong, the 19th king of the Joseon Dynasty, to defend Gwanghwado Island, particularly from marine invasion. The fortress walls span 6km in length, 4km of which remains un-restored. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the top of the fortress commands a spectacular view spanning from North Korea to the Hangang River inlet and from Samgaksan Mountain to the sea off Incheon in the distance. Its name was derived from the nearby Munsusa Temple, built on the summit of the mountain. The fortress was designated as Historic Site No. 139 in 1964. It is also a battlefield of “Byeonginyangyo” against the French army. It was greatly damaged, but the some of its gates were restored.
Available (at the entrance of Munsusan Mountain hiking course)
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