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Chojijin Fortress 강화 초지진

  • +82-32-930-7072-3
624, Choji-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 길상면 해안동로 58)

Chojijin Fortress was built in 1656 for the purpose of national defense against seashore attacks from foreign enemies. Chojijin Fortress also encompasses the fortifications of Jangjapyeongdon and Seomamdon, which were constructed in 1679. Chojijin was the scene of many hard-fought battles during Byeonginyangyo (the French invasion in 1866), Sinmiyangyo (the American invasion in 1871), and the confrontation with the Japanese warship Unyomaru in 1875. On April 23, 1871, the American navy under the command of Rear Admiral John Rodgers landed on Ganghwado Island, and an American force of 450 soldiers attacked Chojijin Fort, Deokjin Camp, and Gwangseongjin Camp one after another. On August 21, 1875, the artillery of Chojijin engaged a fierce firefight with the Japanese warship Wunyoho.

Chojijin Fortress was restored in 1973, and bullet marks still remain on the old pine trees and the fortress walls. The canons used by the military of the Joseon Dynasty are displayed in Chojijin.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-930-7072-3

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Closed : N/A (Open all year round)

・Operating Hours : Nov-Feb 09:00-17:00
Mar-May & Sep-October 09:00-18:00
Jun-Aug 08:30-18:30

Admission Fees

Admission Tickets
Adults: Individual 700 won / Group 600 won
Children & Youths: Individual 500 won / Group 400 won



Facilities for the Handicapped

Reserved parking spaces, restrooms

Parking Fees


Interpretation Services Offered

Not available


From Seoul to Ganghwa
1) Sinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Go straight 260m to arrive at the bus stop in front of Artreon.
From the bus stop, take Bus 3000 to Ganghwa Bus Terminal.

2) Yeongdeungpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).
Across from Shinsegae Department Store, take Bus 88 to Ganghwa Terminal.

From Ganghwa Terminal, take the tour bus and get off at Chojijin Fortress.
* Tour Bus Schedule: 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:50, 13:50, 14:50, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:10

624, Choji-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon


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