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“Great setting”
Review of Jinjuseong

Jinjuseong
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Jinju
Certificate of Excellence
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great setting”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Visiting during the October lantern festival is the best time to go. Good setting on the river and in with a good park to explore.

Visited October 2013
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Shanghai, China
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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“Visit during one of the festivals”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I've been to Jinjuseong many times. It's a typical Korean fortress that has been turned into a public park essentially. Last I checked admission was $1, but they frequently do events during which times it is free. The national museum is inside the fortress and there is a place to try out archery behind the museum. Located in the furthest reaches from the entrances (both of them) is a small temple, where warrior monks were trained. As a tourist site though, the temple is not very thrilling. During the Lantern festival or Nonggae festival are the prime times to visit Jinjuseong. Nonggae festival is in April or May and the Lantern Festival is in the first two weeks of October, usually the first to the tenth. During the Nonggae festival they have traditional games and arts to learn. The lantern festival is probably Jinju's biggest attraction and there is always something going on for that week and a half.

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St. Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Jinju Fortress”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a nice place to walk around for a few hours if you happen to be in Jinu. It is right on the river, hilly in places, and a good place for pictures. A lot of the signs are in English as well as Korean. Interesting history. Make sure to visit Uiam Rock. It also over looks the music fountain, which we didn't go to, but looked cool from the fortress. It's free, but they do sell tickets maybe for the museum outside the gates- you don't need a ticket to walk in the park. I think the museum is closed on Mondays because it was closed when we were there. If you are looking for the "silk factory", it is just across the street from the East entrance of the fortress (opposite side from music fountain). There was also a good bibimbap. We just walked in and held up two and some people helped us out. I think there was only a few things on the menu, but it was great!

Visited August 2012
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Busan, South Korea
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Not as touristy as othe Korean towns”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Very kind people. Not touristy, but still had some western things. The fortress there by the river is really cool. And the botanical gardens about 30 minutes out of town are a fun place to spend the day with a picnic.

Visited October 2012
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Pleasant enough place for a stroll”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

There's not much to see here except a few old pavilions and the Jinju National Museum, which has extensive displays on the Imjin War. Still, it's a nice spot for a relaxing stroll and has good views of the Nam River.

Visited July 2012
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