Introduction

Gapgot Fortification was built in 1679 to protect the Ganghwa Straits from invasions. A highly strategic location for the Goryeo Kingdom, the site had also endured multiple invasions by the Mongolian troops between 1232 and 1270. The eight cannons that were set up at the time of the fortification construction are displayed at the site.

 

Address: 

18, Haeandong-ro 1366beon-gil, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Homepage: 

www.ghss.or.kr
(Korean)
www.cha.go.kr
(Korean,
English, Chinese, Japanese)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available

 

 

Transportation

 

From Geomam Station (Incheon Airport Railroad), Exit 1.
- Turn left and follow the street (Geombawi-ro Street; 검바위로) for about 470m.
- Cross the street (Seogot-ro Street; 서곷로) and take Bus 90.
- Get off at the bus stop called Youth Training Center (Cheongsonyeon suryeongwan; 청소년수련관).
(44 bus stops / 1hr 20min)
- Cross the street and take Haeandong-ro Street (해안동로).
- Upon reaching the fork in the road, take the middle road and continue walking toward Gapgotdondae.
(about a 970m walk from the bus stop)

From Magok Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1.
- Take a left and walk toward Gonghang-daero Blvd. (공항대로)
- Cross the street and take Bus 88.
- Get off at the bus stop called Youth Training Center (Cheongsonyeon suryeongwan; 청소년수련관).
(53 bus stops / 1hr 47min)
- Cross the street and take Haeandong-ro Street (해안동로).
- Upon reaching the fork in the road, take the middle road and continue walking toward Gapgotdondae.
(about a 970m walk from the bus stop)

From Baekseok Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 8.
- Walk straight ahead and take Bus 96.
- Get off at the bus stop called Youth Training Center (Cheongsonyeon suryeongwan; 청소년수련관).
(48 bus stops / 1hr 44min)
- Cross the street and take Haeandong-ro Street (해안동로).
- Upon reaching the fork in the road, take the middle road and continue walking toward Gapgotdondae.
(about a 970m walk from the bus stop)

[Bus]
General Bus (일반): 1, 2, 12, 13, 53, 88, 90, 96
Blue Bus (간선): 70
Express Bus (좌석): 800

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Adults: Individuals 900 won / Groups 700 won
Children & Teenagers: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 800 won
* Groups: 20 people or more
* Free admission: Children (ages 6 or younger) with one companion, 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: +82-32-932-5462

 

zipcode: 23027

expguide: Visitors to Gapgotdondae Fortification can also enter Gangwa War Museum.

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-930-7077

usetime: 09:00-18:00

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