Renewal:2016-04-13 18:01:13

Chokseongnu Pavilion 촉석루

  • +82-55-749-2480
626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Standing grandly above the rocky cliffs of Namkang River is Chokseongnu Pavilion, arguably one of the most beautiful ‘nugaks’ (multi-storied building without walls) in the Yeongnam region. Chokseongnu (historically known as ‘Jangwollu’) has undergone 8 renovations since its establishment in the 28th year of King Gojong (1241, Goryeo Dynasty) and was once used as a stronghold for defending Jinju Palace in times of war. During times of peace, it was used for holding state examinations.

Although the structure was burnt down during the Korean War, it was restored in 1960 through the efforts of the Jinju Historical Site Preservation Society. The design of the roof is similar to that of an octagon and the stone pillars were built with rocks collected from Mt. Chokseok, located in Changwon-si. The wood used for the structure was brought from Mt. Odae, situated in Gangwon-do. Noticeable features of Chokseongnu are the four engraved signboards and a board that holds the works of renowned poets and calligraphers.

From the tall structure, visitors can catch a bird's-eye view of the rest of the Jinju Fortress and of the surrounding area.

韓国旅行情報のすべて : トリップポーズ
South Korea travel tips and articles : TRIP-PROPOSE
韩国旅游提示和文章 : TRIP-PROPOSE
韓國旅遊提示和文章 : TRIP-PROPOSE  /


Suggested popular information of in Korea


Suggested popular information of Esthe/Spa in Korea


Suggested popular information of in Korea


Suggested popular information of Coupon in Korea
(Korea Discount Coupon)

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-749-2480

・Parking Facilities : Available
- Parking lot in front of Chokseokmun Gate (only small-sized cars)
- Gongbukmun Gate Parking lot (Large-sized car: 17 sites, Small-sized car: 15 sites)
- Health Center Parking lot (Large-sized car: 9 sites, Small-sized car: 35 sites)
- Jinjuseong Fortress Parking lot (Tourist bus only: 14 sites)

Admission Fees

[Admission to Jinjuseong Fortress]
Adults - Individuals: 2,000 won / Groups:1,400 won
Youths & Military – Individuals: 1,000 won / Groups: 600won
Children – Individuals: 600 won / Groups: 400 won

※ Groups: 30 people and more
※ Residents in Jinju: Free (an ID card required)
※ Free: Children (ages under 7), Seniors (ages 65 and more), Handicapped visitors (with documentation) / Persons of national merit (with documentation)

Facilities for the Handicapped


Parking Fees

Small cars
500 won for first 30min / 200 won for each additional 10min

Large vehicles
1,000 won for first 30min / 400 won for each additional 10min


From the Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal bus stop, take Bus 70-3.
Get off at the Lotte Cinema and go 400m to the Jinju Fortress ticket office (진주성).
The Chokseongnu Pavilion is located inside the Jinju Fortress.

626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do


Nearby information

intro Access Review

Nearby information

Youjung Jangeo

Gyeongsangnam-do >

The main dish at Youjung Jangeo (유정장어, eel), located off Namgang River in the city of Jinju, is jangeo-gui (grilled marinated eel). Eels are caught fresh every day, and served with tasty side dishes. Moreover, the display of rare and precious jewelry, artifacts and stuffed animals inside add


Seoul Kkakdugi

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Seoul Kkakdugi specializes in traditional Korean cuisine such as galbi, which is marinated for about 48 hours, and meat stock comprised of various seasonings with beef lean meat. Also, an artificial waterfall gives a well-balanced ambience to the restaurant.


Cheonhwang Sikdang

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Cheonhwang Sikdang is located near Jungangsijang. It is a Korean-style house that has been remodeled into a great restaurant. Since this restaurant has been around for three generations, it is well-known in the Jinju area. The atmosphere of this restaurant blends well with the wooden facade and jar


Jinjuseong Fortress

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Jinjuseong Fortress, which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592, was originally named Geoyeolseong Fortress during the Three Kingdom Period, later renamed as Chokseokseong Fortress in the Goryeo Dynasty and finally settled as Jinjuseong Fortress in the Joseon Dynasty. The reinforc


Jinju National Museum

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Jinju National Museum is located within Jinju Castle. After opening in 1984, it reopened in 1998 under the name of “Imjin Waeran Specialty Museum”. The exhibits of the museum are based on Imjin Waeran (Japanese Invasion in 1594), instead of having a purely local flavor. Jinju is the site of the


Gyeongnam Culture & Arts Center

Gyeongsangnam-do >

The Gyeongnam Culture and Arts Center is a cultural space located along the Namgang River. A beautifully designed building inside and out, the center has a performance theater and two exhibition halls, making for a total seating capacity of 1,564 spread throughout its two floors. The glass walls


Lotte Motel - Goodstay

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Lotte Motel is a residential type of accommodation facility, recommended for business travelers and other guests with a need for extended stays. The hotel is located within 10 minutes of the Jinju IC in the same neighborhood as the historic Jinjuseong Fortress. The motel boasts a view of the river f


Dongbang Hotel

Gyeongsangnam-do >

The 10-story Dongbang Hotel stands along the banks of the Namgang River, a major symbol of Jinju City. The unique combination of the Giwa (Korean-style roof tiles) building set again the larger Western-style building makes the hotel easy to spot.As the only five-star hotel in Jinju, the Dongbang Hot


Hotel Armani - Goodstay

Gyeongsangnam-do >

Located in Jinju, a city with 1,000 years of history and a beautiful river, the Hotel Armani offers guests high-class hotel services at reasonable prices. Cleanliness is the top priority of this attractive hotel, which is equipped with many twin-bed rooms for business clients and family groups. The