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Sangdangsanseong Fortress

Sanseong-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
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Good spot for a walk

Sangdangsanseong Fortress was a popular spot for locals as a hiking spot and with a huge open field... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Great Hike

Sanddangsanseong is a fortress outside of Cheongju. It's a great hike with wonderful views. At the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Lance D
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14 Nov 2016
“Great Hike”
29 Sep 2016
“Lovely place to enjoy a great hike, great views and a sense of history”
Sanseong-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sangdangsanseong Fortress was a popular spot for locals as a hiking spot and with a huge open field near the fortress entrance. While nowhere as scenic as the better known fortress walls in Suwon or Seoul, the fortress makes for a pleasant hike for a...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sanddangsanseong is a fortress outside of Cheongju. It's a great hike with wonderful views. At the bottom there is a small village where you can get some delicious food and/or coffee and tea. It's especially great in the Fall when the leaves are changing. Definitely...More

Thank Lance D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

You can hike around the fortress walls and enjoy wonderful views on a clear, sunny day. The hike around the walls takes around an hour and a half and afterwards you can enjoy traditional food in one of several restaurants.

Thank Ulli61
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took a bus from Inter-City Bus Terminal (one transfer) arrived. It was quite easy to get there, just get some information from the Tourist Information Center near the Bus Terminal. It was a Sunday and the place was bustling, but not over crowded, with...More

Thank HTano
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is a hike in some sense. The locals go here for exercise, you will see them in gear and with walking poles. Why not follow suit? Take your camera for the best views of the city! Take some water and wear sensible walking shoes....More

Thank nattykeech
Reviewed 20 October 2015

It was a fortress to defend enemies from neighboring countries. Now it is a park. You can drive up to the fortress.

Thank Pan-Bong H
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Such a nice place to sit and chill away from the traffic and buildings. Get some friends and a picnic (maybe a few beers) and spend an afternoon there and if you're feeling it take a walk around. It ends in a nice little village...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I arrived in my hotel very late and decided to go take a look. I walked around 2h and was amazed. Very peaceful place, not much people. Great views. Take some water there are no drinks available.

Thank Kristof_Be
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is one of the first places most people visit when they move to Cheongju. It is quite beautiful year-round. In my particular case, I visited in the autumn and the colours were stunning. It's a lovely place to go hiking, or just enjoy yourself...More

Thank TheMeagerMuse
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is a nice afternoon out of town. Fairly easy walk up a large hill and the ridge around. Nice for cultural interest. Small group of places to eat. Buses and taxies run here from Cheongju.

Thank sternfire
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what is the best way to get there from the ramada plaza hotel?
18 November 2016|
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Response from Lance D | Reviewed this property |
Take the 115 bus to the Provençal office. Then take bus 864 to the fortress.