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Hiking Seoul Fortress Wall

posted May 26, 2013, 8:56 PM by Penman Woo   [ updated May 26, 2013, 8:58 PM ]

Seoul Fortress Wall Mt Bugaksan Course

Hiking Seoul Fortress (서울성곽) is one of the best ways to experience a conspicuous remnant of Seoul’s ancient past. First constructed in 1396 – just five years after King Taejo founded the Joseon Dynasty – the earthen wall was built to join the ridge lines of the four small mountains that surrounded Seoul proper –Namsan (남산) [video] in the south, Inwangsan (인왕산) to the west, Naksan (낙산) to the east, and Bugaksan (북악산) in the North.