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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 11 November 2017
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, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We choose to take a break here as it is a UNESCO heritage site. But it wasn’t that awesome as compared to other sites in Korea. We choose the shortest walking trail (1~1.5 hours) and was lucky to catch the performance of the general and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high expectations coming here and they were exceeded. When I got off the bus, I had a view of this fortress across the river and my anticipation was growing during the 20 minute walk from the depot. The gate is impressive and from...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

As the title of my review states, walking along the top of the walls of the old fortress has a Great Wall of China vibe, albeit on a smaller, less grander scale. Nice to go for a walk to the top to see the panoramic...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 18 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 21 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 Alice C
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 20 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
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