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[Yeoncheon] Horogoru

  • Address1259, 1259-1, Wondang-ri, Jangnam-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
  • InformationPrehistory Management Office of Yeoncheon-gun : (031) 839-2561
  • Hours of useAlways open
  • HolidaysOpen all year around
  • Homepagehttp://seonsa.go.kr
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 5, 2016


A green hill that was the location of a fierce battle in the Three Kingdoms Period



It is a hill on the riverside of the Imjingang River in Gangnam-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeongki-do. It is the site of Horogoruseong Fortress, which was a strategic location in the Three Kingdoms Period. According to many records of battles in Samguksagi, the Imjingang River around Gorangpo, where Horogoru was, played an  important role of military operation. The shortest course for the army of Goguryeo from Pyeongyang to make an advance into Hanseong, which was the capital of Baekjae, was to ford the neck of the rapids in front of Horogoru. There are two stories about the origin of the word “Horogoru”. First, it was called Horogoru because the geography of this area looked like a gourd dipper. Second, it was a combination of two words: with Horo, meaning village, and goru, meaning forest.



Although it was a military zone in the Three Kingdom Period, today’s Horogoru is peaceful and calm. A rampart about 10 meters tall can be seen from the east, and it is covered with earth and grass, so it looks like a little hill. Roof tiles and earthenware were excavated from Horogoru twice through investigations. Red roof tiles of Goguryeo and grey tiles of the Unified Silla give clues to the value of this location during the Three Kingdom Period.



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