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The Fortress itself is not the real site to been seen here

So, honestly, the Fortress is just a big 'ol wall with trees and weeds growing around it. It is not... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Vancouver, Canada
North Gate from Beomeosa Temple

I saw on the map that it was close to the Temple so though I would kill two birds with one stone... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Watch from a distance. Just a fortress remain and if you don't read about ti before visiting, it will be easily ignored.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ReynoldsW1
Reviewed 30 April 2018

So, honestly, the Fortress is just a big 'ol wall with trees and weeds growing around it. It is not why you should go, but you should go. There is a cable car up if you need it, but I recommend hiking up. The hike...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We got the cable car, having walked from Oncheonjang station to the 'ropeway' station. The signs aren't great but we were using satnav so it was fine. The cablecar itself looks like it's from the 60s (in a good way- vintage rather than unsafe) with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank PlanetByTrain
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Took metro red line 1 to Beomeosa. At Exit 7 road level, immediately u-turn and take 1st right and walk up a small road to bus stop 90 (big letters which one can't miss) - it's the only bus which goes to Beomeosa Temple. Unfortunately...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Gr00vyTraveller
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I saw on the map that it was close to the Temple so though I would kill two birds with one stone. The trail up to the North gate from the temple is well marked and even has ropes to keep you on the track....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Well , we have begin the fortress n'y the South Gare, with the ropeway which gives a nice view on the Busan Bay. I recommand if you want to go to the North gate 3 things : water, compass to follow the North and the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank RlfDinky
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great fortress. West, East, South gate are easy to access. North gate is to approach from other gate or Bomosa. Anyway each gate is worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank hughes1975
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We travelled up the cable car, expecting to be at the top, but in fact there was a long walk from where the cable car stopped. It was light bushland with a reasonably good series of tracks and plenty of signage. An enjoyable outing with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank donandkeo
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We took the cable car and walked to South Gate. Then visited the 'Observatory' about the cable car station. Splendid old woods with reasonable trails having an almost 'Lord of the Rings' feel. Great views. Two ways in which the experience could be improved 1)...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank J Robert G
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good hike from the cable car station towards Geumjung fortress and onwards to the temple. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank NeoET
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