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    Ssangchung Stone Monuments

    by jckim Written May 4, 2005

    These two Stone Monuments were erected to honor 60 Joseon soldiers, including General Eo Jae Yeon, and Eo Jae Sun, who died at the battle of Gwangseongbo in the 1871 war ( Sinmiyangyo ) instigated by the invasion of US naval forces.

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    Yongdu Dondae

    by jckim Written May 4, 2005

    This strategically located fortification was built in 1679 during the reign of King Sukjong of the Joseon Dynasty. It was the scene of fierce fighting in 1866 when ships of the Franch Asiatic Squadron sailed into Korean waters and again in 1871 when ships of the U.S Asiatic Squadron entered Korean waters.

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    Chojijin

    by jckim Written May 4, 2005

    This fortress was built in 1656 to protect the town from being attacked from the sea. As this place, the American fleet, Asia which was directed by Rogers from US in April 23 of 1871 and the Japanese fleet, Unyangho in August 21 of 1875 lounched battles against the artillery unit using artillery pieces.
    ( History site No 225 )

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    Bugeon-ri Dolmen

    by jckim Written May 4, 2005

    As one of the reresentative burial system in Bronze Age, it is a typical northern-styled Goindol ( Dolmen ) having a shape of table. It is the biggest Goindol that has ever been founded in South Korea which is 2.6m tall with 7.1m long and 5.5m wide top stone. It is UNESCO world cultural heritage Assets ( with Gochang and Hwasun Goindol )

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    Gwangseongbo Fortress

    by jckim Written May 4, 2005

    Gwangseongbo Fortress was the exterior castle built in Goryeo Dynasty was repaired and in 1656, Gwangseongbo was constructed, and reconstructed built in 1745. Gwangseongbo Fortress is the last hard fought field of Sinmiyangyo andin April of 1871, the battle against the American fleet called Asia was on.
    ( Historic Site No 227 )

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    Samnangseong Castle

    by leeleebell Written Jun 8, 2003
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    There's little to see of the castle now but the fortress wall and temple have been restored. It is a lovely place with a gentle walk amongst trees up to the temple. A nice place to have a wander and bring a packed lunch to eat under the trees.

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    Sinmisunichong

    by jckim Written May 6, 2005

    This is unknown soldiers tombs of the time Sinmiyangyo, in April of 1871, the battle against the American fleet called Asia.

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    Gapdot Dondae Fortress and Museum

    by leeleebell Written Jun 8, 2003

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    An interesting collection of things here dating back to the 16th century and telling of resisting (not very well, unfortunately) invasions from the Chinese and Japanese over the centuries.

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