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Najueupseong Walled Town

나주읍성 ( 羅州邑城 )

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Classification Historic Site
Name of Cultural Properties Najueupseong Walled Town
Quantity 14,852㎡
Designated Date 1990.10.31
Address 2-20, Namnae-dong, Naju, Jeollanam-do and others

Najueupseong Walled Town was built in the Goryeo era, expanded in the 3rd year of the reign of King Sejo at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty, and repaired on a large scale after the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. According to a report of the fortress, it was made by pilling rocks, and it had circumference of about 940m and height of 2.7m. It is said to have had 3 Poru (hole to hold up cannon) on the wall of the fortress and 20 wells. There were four fortress gates, one each in the east, west, south, and north; at present, however, all of them are gone, and only the base stone at the north gate site remain. Namgomun Gate was restored at the site of the south gate in 1993; the two-storied small pavilion has 3 front boards and 2 side boards. Its showy roof shows part of the old appearance of Najueupseong. Only a few stone axes of the site of the south gate are left, but these important ruins should be preserved for their historical significance.