List of fortresses in Korea

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Korea has a variety of fortresses, including sanseong (mountain fortress), jinseong (camp fortress), and eupseong (city fortress). This is a list of notable fortresses.

Ancient[edit]

Joseon Dynasty[edit]

Revised Romanization Hangul Hanja Location Type Comments
Hanseong 한성 漢城 Defensive wall Capital of Joseon
Namhansanseong 남한산성 南漢山城 Hill fort
Fortress site of Jwasuyeong 좌수영 성지 左水營 城址
Haengju mountain fortress 행주산성 幸州山城 Gyeonggi Hill fort See Siege of Haengju
Dadaejin fortress 다대진 多大鎭 Gyeongsang Defensive wall See Battle of Tadaejin
Busan jinjiseong (Jaseongdae) 부산진 지성 (자성대) 釜山鎭 支城 (子城臺) Gyeongsang Defensive wall
Busanjin fortress 부산진성 釜山鎭城 Gyeongsang Defensive wall See Siege of Busan
Dongnae eupseong fortress 동래읍성 東萊邑城 Gyeongsang Defensive wall See Siege of Dongnae
Jinju fortress 진주성 晉州城 Gyeongsang Defensive wall See Siege of Jinju (1592) and Siege of Jinju (1593)
Hwaseong Fortress 수원 화성 水原 華城 Gyeonggi Defensive wall
Geumjeong Fortress 금정산성 金井山城 Hill fort
Yeongwon mountain fortress 영원산성 領願山城 Hill fort See Gangwon Campaign
Suwoneub fortress 수원읍성 水原邑城 Gyeonggi Defensive wall
Namwon fortress 남원성 南原城 Jeolla Defensive wall See Siege of Namwon

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