Munsu Fortress

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Munsusanseong Fortress (Historic Site 139)

A mountain fortress erected in 1694 (20th year of King Sukjong’s reign) to fend off foreign invaders and protect Ganghwado Island, Munsusanseong Fortress was also the site of a fierce battle against the French during the French invasion of 1866 (3rd year of King Gojong’s reign). In recent times, the command post, from which the commander would keep an eye on the enemy’s movements and relay orders during military operations at the time of the French invasion, has been restored to its original state, which has enhanced the historical value of the site. As one walks alongside the 4km-long fortress, they can take in the historical tales and magnificent natural scenery it has to offer.

Detailed Information

  • Address: 102-38, Munsusan-ro, Wolgot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Contact: 031-988-2965 (Forest Park), 031-980-2484 (Culture and Tourism Division of Gimpo City Government)
  • Public Transportation: Buses 88, 90, 96, 3000(A) → (Transfer at Seongdong Checkpoint) 11B
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