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“Beautiful Fortress in Gongju”
Review of Gongsanseong

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South Korea: 8-Night Comprehensive Tour from Seoul
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Gongju
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Daejeon, South Korea
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“Beautiful Fortress in Gongju”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Gongsan Fortress is only 5mins away from Gongju National museum and Tomb of King MUryeong. Ticket price as per March 2013 is 1200won (Adult), Infront of fortress lies korean restaurant which makes it a perfect place to visit around lunch hour.

If you take a stroll around the sidewall, u'll be amazed with top-view of Gongju. Very beautiful!

There's also spot for playing archery, but we have to pay 2k for 10trials.

The hiking around the fortress also very easy , a good place to go with family ^^

Visited March 2013
1 Thank mbulss
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Los Angeles, California
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“Gongsanseong Mountain Fortress”
Reviewed 1 December 2012

In Korea there are literally hundreds of mountain fortresses like this. What makes Gongsanseong special is that its origin is from Baekje, though how much of these ruins are actually from Korea's Three Kingdom's period could be a matter of debate. Certainly the raised earth to form the fortress was began by Baekje. Older sections of the stone walls are in all likelyhood Baekje stonework. Beyond this it would be difficult to recognize Joseon additions or original remains.

Nevertheless, this fortress is important to our understanding of the long exctinct (678 AD) Baekje dynasty. The Three Kingdom's Period in Korea is fascinating, and for me whether I am exploring Baekje, Silla, or Goguryeo ruins I leave with a new respect for Korea's incredibly rich history.

Visited July 2012
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Jeonju, South Korea
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“You can walk along the top of the castle”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The entire castle is about a 3km walk and as you are walking you can see women inappropriately dressed in high heels walking along with their boyfriends. While some woman maybe dressed like that I don't recommend it as it is more of an easy hike than walking in a city. From the castle you can see the other side of the river and there are some nice views.

Visited August 2011
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