Namhansanseong Provincial Park (UNESCO World Heritage) 남한산성도립공원

경기도 광주시 남한산성면 남한산성로 731 (남한산성면) | 731, Namhansanseong-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

For Namhansanseong Haenggung (Palace) only:

Apr-Oct: 10:00-18:00

Nov-Mar: 10:00-17:00

Closed on Mondays.

For Namhansanseong Haenggung (Palace) only:

Adult (age 19-64): 2,000 won, Youth (age 7-18): 1,000 won, Child/Senior/Person wearing a hanbok: Free

  • Sanseong Station (line 8, exit 2). Walk straight 100m from exit to the bus stop ahead. Take bus #52/#9-1 (17 mins, last stop) or #9 (32 mins) and get off at Namhansanseong bus stop; or 12 mins by taxi from station. 

After getting off the bus, walk 30m in the direction where the bus came from to the rotary (/roundabout). Many of the hiking trails start here. The palace and north gate are in front with signage around. There are many restaurants around the bus stop and near North/South Gates.

Namhansanseong Provincial Park is situated on Namhansan (Namhan Mountain), 25km southeast of Seoul City. The park was designated as UNESCO World Heritage in June 2014.

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Compared to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, also in Gyeonggi Province, Namhansanseong is not as well-known. However, Namhansanseong has a lot more to offer, making this a rewarding and best-hidden short day trip from Seoul.

Namhansanseong with its rich history, is surrounded in natural mountainous setting with numerous hiking trails. Its pine forest is the largest in the metropolitan area. In autumn, Namhansanseong is a popular autumn foliage destination for locals.

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The well-preserved castle wall, Namhansanseong Fortress has a total length 12.4km alongside with its well-maintained hiking trails. Sueojangdae, located at the top of Cheongyangsan (482m) is the most magnificent among the remaining buildings in the castle.

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Namhansanseong was designed as an emergency capital for the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The Namhansansung Palace was built to serve as a substitute for the palaces of Hanyang (former name of  Seoul) in time of war.

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Hiking Courses

Course 1 (3.8km, 80 mins) *Most Popular*

Sanseong Rotary → North Gate → West Gate → Sueojangdae → Yeongchunjeong → South Gate → Sanseong Rotary

Course 2 (2.9km, 60 mins)

Sanseong Rotary → Yeongwoljeong → Sungyeoljeon → Sueojangdae → West Gate → Gukcheongsa Temple → Sanseong Rotary

Course 3 (5.7km, 120 mins)

History Hall → Hyeonjeolsa Temple → Beolbong Peak → Janggyeongsa Temple → Mangwolsa Temple → Jisudang Altar → Administration Office

Course 4 (3.8km, 80 mins)

Sanseong Rotary → South Gate → Namjangdaeteo → East Gate → Jisudang Altar → Gaewonsa Temple → Sanseong Rotary
 

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After walking/hiking around Namhansansung Palace and Fortress, do not forget have an authentic Korean meal at one of its many restaurants around the bus stop or near North/South Gates.

 

Enjoy your Seoul's day trip, immerse in rich history and nature beauty!

 
Map of Bus Routes to Namhansanseong Provincial Park from Sanseong Station | Gwangju, South Korea
Day Trip from Seoul - Namhansanseong Fortress - Map of Hiking Trails | Gwangju, South Korea
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