Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortress is the remains of a once important area in the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. – 660 A.D.). The area was once the capital city of the Baekje Kingdom. On July the 22nd, 1982 Mongchontoseong was designated as historic site No. 297. The fortress was built on raised land and used the protection of the river on one side with a fence built on the other side. Not much remains today of the Fortress and to most people the area looks like a nice park with hills. The fortress totalled 2.7 km in length. The fortress is now connected to the Olympic Park. The excavation of the area began before the Olympic Park was built. On the site of the Mongchontonseong Fortress is a museum. The museum displays items excavated from the site and shows what life would have been like at that time.
At Mongchontoseong Fortress there is plenty to see. Scattered throughout the site are different artistic sculptures made by various artists. The site contains open areas for picnics and a small lake. As Mongchontoseong Fortress is connected to the Olympic Park there are plenty of sporting facilities available and a bicycle trail.
Opening Hours / Admission
The area is open from 6:00-22:00
Free to all
How to get to Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortress:
Take line 8 to Mongchontoseong station and leave exit 1. The park is right in front of you.
Alternatively, take line 5 to Olympic Park station and leave exit 3. The park is right in front of you.
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