1-Day Course

Gwongeumseong Fortress Course [Seoraksan]
  • Travel Time : 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Distance : 1.5 ㎞
Gwongeumseong is a stone fortress at the top of Seoraksan Mountain. The fortress structure is about 1m high and 300m long. About half of the structure still remains. Legend has it that the name Gwongeum was derived after two families, i.e. Gwon and Kim (also pronounced geum in Chinese character) took refuge here in a time of foreigners’ attack. Records kept at Naksansa Temple say that this may be the site where nearby villagers built a castle for defense when Mongolian troops attacked the country in the 13th Century. There are many other records about the place.

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