Naganeupseong

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Naganeupseong
Suncheon-Naganepseong-02.jpg
Hanok at Naganeupseong
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Nakaneubseong
McCune–Reischauer Nakanŭpsŏng

Naganeupseong(樂安邑城, 낙안읍성) is a Korean castle in Nagan-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanamdo, South Korea.

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Naganeupseong is the only remaining Joseon dynasty castle in Jeollanamdo. It finely has the old images of Joseon folk village and castle, with about 100 houses and government offices. Nowadays, there still are 85 households and 229 people living there. It has the biggest feature that it was built on the plain fields and has the narrow stone walls around the castle.

History[edit]

It was firstly built in 1397 Taejo Joseon, by the general Kim Bin-gil after the defeat of Wokou to protect its area. It was surrounded by a sand wall but changed to a stone wall during king Sejong, Joseon dynasty because of its difficulty to protect its area against the Japanese invaders Wokou.

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