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Damyang Geumseongsanseong
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Historians believe the mountain fortress was built in the first place during the Three Dynasties Period.


It was renovated in the 9th year of King Taejong (1409) of the Joseon Dynasty and in the 2nd year of King Gwanghaegun (1622), respectively.

An inner fortress and a government office inside were also built in the 2nd year of King Gwanghaegun.

Since a small fence on the wall along was fixed again in the 4th year of King Hyojong (1653), its military function was upgraded and consolidated extensively. The outer fortress is 2 km long and the inner one 700m long, which were stone built, both.

During the Donghak Movement (1894), the peasants' uprising in the late Joseon Dynasty, most of the buildings were burned down, now only the sites of south, north, east and west gates are left.

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