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[Goseong] Castle of Hwajinpo (Kim Ilseong Villa)

  • Address280, Hwapo-gil, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
  • InformationOffice : (033)680-3469
  • Hours of use• March ~ October : 09:00~17:20
    • November ~ February : 09:00~16:50
  • HolidaysOpen all year round
  • Homepagehttp://tour.goseong.org
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 2, 2016


Kim Ilseong’s villa standing on the mountain foot near the beach where the scenery of Hwajinpo spreads



The castle of Hwajinpo or the ‘Kim Ilseong Villa’ was initially used by Sherwood Horn, a foreign missionary, as a chapel. This building, located in a spot of great view, was used by Kim Ilseong from 1948 to 1950. There still remains a picture of Kim Ilseong, 6 years old then, and the son of Admiral Rebezef of Soviet Union holding each other by the shoulders. The castle is a stone construction of 2 upper floors and an underground floor, quite gaudy at that time. The present look of the castle is a recovered site as of March 2005 from the damage due to the Korean War. Inside, materials about the Korean War and North Korea are displayed.


花津浦之城,亦称‘金日成别墅’本来是外国宣教士Sherwood Horn作为礼堂使用的建筑物。可以俯视花津浦美丽景致的该建筑物,自1948年开始到1950年为止,成为金日成的别墅。至今保留着1948年8月当时,六岁的金正日跟苏军政治司令官Lebedev少将的儿子一同在别墅入口搭肩拍摄的照片。花津浦之城是地上二楼、地下一楼的石造建筑物,在当时建筑物中是相当华丽。现在的面貌是6.25战争当时毁损并放置一段时间之后,2005年3月复原而成。内部展示着6.25战争与北韩相关资料。

The castle of Hwajinpo is located on a hill where you can see the East Sea. Especially famous site is a rock island called ‘Geumgu Island’.  Geumgu Island is about 300m away from the Hwajinpo Beach, and it grows a bamboo forest. In autumn, the forest turns yellow, and the whole island looks golden. You can enjoy swimming and collecting seaweeds or abalones in summer. Near the Castle of Hwajinpo, there are more villas like the Lee Seungman Villa and Lee Gibung Villa, where you can visit at once.



Information by
Goseong county




• Individual
Adult 2,000 won / Children 1,500 won
• Group (30 people or more)
Adult 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won



 Facilities for visitors with disabilities

Private toilet, parking lot, wheelchair rental service




There is no public transportation going to the Hwajinpo History Security Center. The distance between the bus station and the center is about 20 minutes of walking (1.7 km).

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