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Gongsanseong

Geumseong-dong, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
+82 1899-0088
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Stunning views from to top, ideal if you enjoy walking.

We went here with a guide which makes it more worthwhile as he explained all the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ianx17489
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Very scenic point

There are great views available if you climb all the way to the top. Please be advised that this... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
dixiepeach
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Kansas City
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“old fortress” (2 reviews)
“river” (4 reviews)
“wall” (2 reviews)
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Geumseong-dong, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
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+82 1899-0088
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with a guide which makes it more worthwhile as he explained all the history of the site. As with most monuments we have seen in Korea it's immaculate, so we'll kept. Worth walking around the old fortress walls if time allows. Not...More

Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

There are great views available if you climb all the way to the top. Please be advised that this is not easily achieved if you have mobility issues . There are lots of steps and inclines involved in getting to the top. There are beautiful...More

1  Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 17 November 2016

There was some snow left when we were there and there were few concrete roads to walk on so it was little slippery and muddy. A great river view and the city view you can have. We saw bunch of koreans walking on the tiny...More

Thank Akiko H
Reviewed 20 August 2016

It is a pleasant ground to walk around while learning the history of the Baekje Kingdom. Once a fortress of the ancient captial city, it is now more a park where locals will come over for their walks. Climb up the fortress wall, nice view...More

Thank D8490IValicec
Reviewed 28 May 2016

after visiting Magoksa temple we mostly seniors above 65 y old trying to climb this park to the observation peak , only 2 persons of us 17 pax in total, cudn't make it; due to their health problem. after climbing the about 25 minutes we...More

1  Thank bufejap
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

One of the three kingdoms in Korean history is the Baekje kingdom. There aren't a lot of historical sites and relics from this kingdom so a visit to the Gongsanseong Fortress would be worthwhile. Aside from seeing the beautiful sceneries from the fortress, one can...More

1  Thank Krystyna O
Reviewed 19 February 2015

1500 years old fortress that offers good views of the town and river with steep hikes along the fence line. Beautiful old structures are scattered around, and probably it is a lot prettier in Spring or Fall. But, we still enjoyed it very much even...More

1  Thank Gean B
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...More

1  Thank mbulss
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...More

2  Thank kjmagnuson
Reviewed 27 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...More

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