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Historic Remains

Bukhansanseong Fortress

Bukhansanseong Fortress In the 5th year of King Gaeru (AD. 132), it was initially built as a northern region fortress when Baekje set up the captital at Hanam Wiryeseong Fortress and now there is only 10km of the fortress remains from the period of Joseon King Sukjong. The Budo pagoda and its tombstone of Wonjeungguksa (Monk) in Taegosa Temple of Bukhansan Mountain have been designated as national treasures and Bukhansanseong Fortress is protected as a historical site.

(Heungguksa Temple / Historic relics of the Haengjusanseong Fortress)

Heungguksa Temple / Historic relics of the Haengjusanseong Fortress Heungguksa is the oldest temple in Goyang region and it was built 1,300 years ago. Yaksajeon is the main Buddihist temple in Heungguksa and its hanging board was written by the great king, Yeongjo of Joseon dynasty. At the end of Joseon dynasty, in the 4th year of King Gojong (year 1867), a monk, Noe Ung maintained and repaired Yaksajeon several times. Haengjusanseong Fortress was the representative fortress during periods of the Three States and Joseon. It is a well-known battle field where Gweon Yul Dowonsu (the chief of province) and his 3,000 of army defeated 30,000 of Japanese during Imjinwaeran (Japanese Invasion of Korea) in 1593. The famous battle is called Haengjudaecheop. The sunrise and night view from the top of the mountain is also very beautiful.

UNESCO World Heritage Seosamneung/Seooreung royal tombs

UNESCO World Heritage Seosamneung/Seooreung royal tombs Tombs for Kings of Joseon including Seooreung and Seosamneung are recognized their value as the world's cultural heritage base on their Confucian and geomantic tradition of unique structure and landscape architect style. They are registered as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage on June 26, 2009. Seosamneung Royal Tombs Seosamneung is a name of Hyoreung, Huireung and Yereung which are located at Wondang-dong in Goyang city. Total area is about 224,254㎡ and it was firstly used as the tomb site when it was selected as Yoon's Huireung of Janggyeong Wanghu (queen) who was second wife of King Jungjong. Originally, it took 4,240,000㎡ of area but now it is divided into several section and left with only 224,254㎡ of area. The half of it is not open to the public. Besides the three tombs, there are Taesil (stone room that prince's placenta is buried), tombs of princess and princess by a concubine, Sogyeongwon and Hyochangwon. Seooreung Royal Tombs Seooreung is a name of five tombs of Joseon Kings' era such as Gyeongneung, Changneung, Ingneung, Myeongneung, and Hongneung. Besides these 5 tombs, there is a tomb of Sunchangwon, Sunhoe crown prince who was an oldest son of King Myeongjong and the first 'Won' of Joseon's era. There is also Daebinmyo of Huibin Jang who left many historical anecdotes through pursuing questions from King Sukjong. Seooreung has the second largest area after Donggureung and it is the family tomb of Joseon kings' family. It is located on the local street that connects to Galhyeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul to Goyang City Hall.

Haengjuseowon (Confucian Shrine)Lecture Hall)

Haengjuseowon (Confucian academy) Haengjuseowon was built to admire the famous General Kwonyul who successfully led difficulties of Haengjudaechup (battle) with aid of people in Goyang. The sacrifice and the noble spirit of people at that time touch a lot of people's hearts

Ilsan Bamgasi Straw-foofed House

Ilsan Bamgasi Choga (thatched house) It was a house for middle class family in 170 years ago and it was built during latter period of Joseon. In the town, there were many of chestnut trees. It has disposition of shape with living room, kitchen, guest room, and barn. It has a special feature of structure whose roof is in coil shape and has round shape of dirt-floor.



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