Namhansanseong Fortress is a
very popular mountain-climbing and driving destination located just
outside Seoul. The mountain is famous for being very
beautiful all throughout the year. In the spring, the acacia trees
grow thick, in the summer the green forest covers the entire
mountain, and in the fall, many people visit to climb the mountain
covered in red autumn leaves.
Namhansanseong Fortress, located on
Mt. Namhansan mountain, was originally built as a earthen fortress
during Gogureyo period, about 2,000 years ago, but after many
renovations, Gwanghaegun of the Joseon Period built the fortress
properly in 1621. If you climb to the highest peak
Iljangsan, you can see Incheons Nakjo area, and not only Seoul, but
the surrounding Gyeonggi-do area as well. In terms of
fortress structure, because the surrounding mountain area is high
and rough, and the fortress center level and low, it is an easy
place to defend, to reside comfortably, which are good conditions
for a mountain fortress. The fortress is divided into
inner fortress and outer fortress, the The fortress now.
If you want to drive around Namhansanseong Fortress, the
course can have a lot of variety. Start from Yangjedaero Highway, go
through Suseo, to Daewang Bridge and Sanseong Rotary. This course is
fast, its open sceneries refreshing, and during the summer the
valleys offer cool shade while you are passing through.
Get off at Sanseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit No. 2.
Take City Bus No. 9, and get off at Namhansanseong bus stop. (Travel
Time : 20 Min., Interval of Buses: 20