Introduction

Deokjinjin was the key strategic point of the outer castle wall used for defending the Ganghwa Straits during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). It was originally a military camp commanded by an official with the rank of Cheomsa under the command of the Korean naval base. In 1677, an official with the rank of Manho was assigned to this camp along with 26 military officials, 100 soldiers, 2 battle ships, and other military equipment. In 1679, the Namjangpodae and Deokjinpodae batteries were stationed here.

Deokjinjin Camp was the scene of fierce battles that took place during Byeonginyangyo (the French invasion in 1866) and Shinmiyangyo (the American invasion in 1871). The battlements and gatehouse of Deokjinjin that had all been destroyed during Sinmiyangyo were restored in 1977. At the Namjangpodae Battery, cannons used by the Joseon military have been reproduced and installed for display.

 

Address: 

34, Deokjin-ro, Bureun-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Homepage: 

www.ghss.or.kr (Korean)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available

 

 

Transportation

 

From Songjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1, take Bus 3000 bound for Ganghwa Terminal.
* Bus schedule: 04:40-22:00, 8min intervals
From Ganghwa Terminal, take Bus 2, 53, 56 bound for Deokjinjin Fortress.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Adults: Individuals 900 won / Groups 700 won
Children & Teenagers: Individuals 600 won / Groups 500 won
* Groups: 20 people or more
* Free admission: Children (ages 6 or younger) with one guardian, Seniors (ages 65 or more), People with disabilities plus one companion (Proof required)

* Ganghwa-gun Main Tourist Sites Discount (up to 20% discount)
Main tourist sites: Chojijin Fortress, Deokjinjin Fortress, Gwangseongbo Fortress, Gapgotdondae Fortification, Goryeogung Palace Site, Peace Observatory, Hwamunseok Cultural Center, Ganghwa History / Natural History Museum, Manisan Mountain, Mudflat Center, and Hamheodongcheon Stream

- 15% discount: 3-4 sites
- 20% discount: 5 or more sites
* When choosing 8 sites or more, the ticket is valid until the next day

 

Restrooms: 

Available

 

Parking Fees: 

Free

 

Korean Info. Service: 

Cultural Tourism Explanation Guide: 10:00-17:00
* Available upon request: +82-32-930-7074

 

tel: +82-32-930-7074

zipcode: 23047

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-930-7074

usetime: 09:00-18:00

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