The DONGNAEEUPSEONG FORTRESS is located on
Dongnae-gu , Busan
Metropolitan City ,
Republic of Korea .
Korea , a wall-fortress was erected in each town to
keep it safe from invasions. In this area called
Dongnae , there were
some borough-states after the
Samhan period (the 1st century BC),
Geochilsanguk, Chilsanguk, Jangsanguk and Dongnoguk states are told to
have been included among these. It is believed that walls had been
already built here at that time.
However, the first mention about the
Dongnaeeupseong Fortress that
appears in historical records is that the wall was repaired in 1021,
the twelfth year of the reign of King
Hyeonjong of Goryeo Dynasty .
Since the Japanese began their invasions into
Korea on April 14,
Dongnaeeupseong Fortress, along with the Busanjinseong
Fortress, became the first target by the Japanese. Siege of Dongnae
ensued here, in which General
Song Sang-hyeon and all the other
officials, troops and common people lost their lives.
The Fortress was repaired and expanded in 1713, extending its
circumference to 5,240 meters. It had four gates: Jihuiru (east),
Simseongnu (west), Muuru (south), and Eunillu (north). A wing fortress
was built upon the south gate and small fortifications were erected on
the other three gates too. At present, there are some restored
structures inside the wall, including the north gate with a
fortification on its top, Dongjangdae and Seojangdae, and Bukjangdae,
Insaengmun (Gate), Chiseong wall and a fortified small wall
surrounding a gate.
Coordinates : 35°12′35″N 129°05′31″E / 35.2098°N
129.0920°E / 35.2098; 129.0920 Retrieved from
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