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Namhansansung Provincial Park

Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Ranked #1 of 69 Attractions in Gwangju
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Namhansansung fortress is located in Gyeonggido provinve between Seongnam and Hanam cities. Getting there by puiblic transport is a bit tricky and takes well over 1 hour from Seoul center by public transport. The fortress was completed in the 18th century, around the same time as Suwon fortress, and consequently it is very similar in design as Suwon fortress although... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wonderful nature. Recoded on Unesco world treasure. best time is ealry in the morning

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Namhansansung is a park preserving old gates and a wall that line the mountain. It's a pretty easy hike (or walk if you will) and there are lots of different routes you can take. There are some pretty cool high up views, but they don't show much but wide expanses of Korean apartments and villages. If you want to go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Our relatives took us on a nice hike to the Namansansung Park on a rainy Sunday. Their were a lot a people even on a rainy day so that I can imagine the crowds on a sunny holiday. Be prepared for a strenuous hike with stairs. The hike down is on a wide paved road so that it is much... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Namhansanseong, a mountain fortress in Gwangju (not the one at Jeolla) just outside of Seoul is a good place for. 1 day hike and a unique view of a mountain fortress/ royal refuge, as this was the place where King Injo sought refuge in during the Manchu Invasions, though he has to surrender after 47 days due to a lack... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our family used to travel here when I was young as it was nearest rest spot for a weekend getaway. I had not re-visited this site until only recently...I was surprised by how much it has changed! This was a fortress palace that at one point in time was used by a king during invasion as a place of refuge.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Namhansanseong Provincial Park, located just south of Seoul, is notable for its great views and hiking opportunities. However, it is most famous for Namhansanseong Fortress. This fortress which dates mostly from the early 17th century was important historically as a refuge for the Joseon government in times of crisis. The famous siege of 1636 is perhaps the most important historical... More

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