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Deokjusanseong Fortress

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Cultural Heritage Information

  • ClassificationCity/Province-Designated Monument 35
  • Kind Holy Ground (Rural)
  • Quantity1 Building
  • Size
  • Designated DateMarch 30, 1983
  • Address Mireuksonggye-ro, Hansu-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
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Cultural Heritage Introduction

Located south of Woraksan Mountain in Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, this mountain fortress was built by stacking stones during the United Silla period, and is composed of the inner and outer walls.

As this location is instrumental in cutting off access to the road connecting Mungyeong and Chungju, the fortress has the ability to hinder movement. When the Mongols came for Chungju in the 43rd year of King Gojong of Goryeo (1256), clouds, winds, and hail descended upon them. The invaders fled exclaiming that the land was blessed by the heavenly deity. It is also said that Empress Myeongseong built a fortress gate for the sake of preparing a hideout in anticipation of her defeat against Heungseon Daewongun during the final days of the Joseon period.

The fortress walls, which were about 9,800m in circumference, are almost gone, but three gates built during the Joseon Dynasty, which are the South Gate (Wolakru), East Gate (Deokjuru), and North Gate (Bukjeongmun), remain standing. The South Gate is built in an arched style on the road from Dongchang to Mungyeong as Hongyemun Gate. The stone walls that block the left and right sides are compounded and measures 181.818m in length. The East Gate, located at the entrance to Deokjugol, is similar to the South Gate. The North Gate, located in the center of the Saeteomal village, features an arch in both the interior and the exterior. The foundation stone of the arch is engraved with Taeguk markings.

Deokjusanseong Fortress has 5 layers of walls that were all constructed in different years, making it a valued artifact.

Directions

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  • Jecheon Station : 7 min. on foot -> In front of Namdang Elementary School. Jecheon Station Bus Stop (982)-> Deoksugol Valley Bus Stop (2 hr. 15 min) -> 9 min. on foot
  • Jecheon Express / Intercity Bus Terminal : 3 min. on foot -> Intercity Bus Terminal. Woori Bank Bus Stop (982) -> Deoksugol Valley Bus Stop (2 hr. 22 min.) -> 9 min. on foot

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