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Address: Sanseong-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
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Great Hike

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... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Lance D
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Reviewed 4 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 few kilometers in a peaceful surroundings. Several restaurants in a lakeside area awaits hikers who... More 

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Reviewed 14 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 recommend if you're in Cheongju.

Thank Lance D
Cheongju, South Korea
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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
Singapore, Singapore
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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 locals (yes, no tourist). We took the clockwise hike around the fortress wall. There were... More 

Thank HTano
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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. Walk up toward the fortress entrance (get out of the taxi at the visitor center,... More 

Thank nattykeech
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 with some restaurants and the bus back to Shinnae.

Thank Nick R
Tongeren, Belgium
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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
Cheongju, South Korea
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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 on the grass with a picnic. Please be aware that getting a taxi back to... More 

Thank TheMeagerMuse
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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.

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