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1. Overview of the project

- Location : 319-1 Seongdong-ri, Byeongyeong-myeon, Gangjin-gun (Historical Spot No. 397)
- Period: 1998~2007 (10 years)
- Scale: Fortress length, 1.060m, height, 4.87m, area, 28,174 pyeong
- History: Built in 1417 (the 17th year of King Taejong) and removed in 1895(the 32nd of King Gojong)

 

2. Background of the project

Jeolla Byeongyeong Fortress was the general headquarters of the army in the Honam area that controlled 53 ju and 6 jin, including Jeju?do, for 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty.?It is a strategic area that defended the southwest part of the country.
It was purely a military fortress where only military people resided inside and non?military people lived outside.?It was a unique style of Korea.
Although the buildings or remnants of those days had disappeared, the mark of the fortress is evident, informing of its scale.?By restoring and maintaining Byeongyeong Fortress with its proper protection and management as a national cultural heritage, its historical importance and value is thereby reinforced.

By developing it as a historical spot with the spirit of national pride,?it can be used for educational purposes highlighting a significant chapter in Korea¨s history, promoting the spirit of valor and bravery in defending the country.?It will also pave the way for local development and increase the income of local residents in connection with the development of tourism industry.?And it is hope that in the future it will help enrich cultural life by preserving precious and valuable traditional culture.

 

3. Plan of restoration

Stage 1(1997 ~ 1998) :?To establish a master plan of restoration and purchase a site.
Stage 2(1999 ~2000) :?To excavate and restore the fortress and purchase a site.
Stage 3(2001 ~ 2002) :?To excavate and restore the fortress and purchase a site.
Stage 4(2002 ~ 2007) :?To move a school, restore the fortress and other related remains.

Bird's-eye view: The Jeolla Byeongyeong Fortress Restoration/Maintenance Project
Nammun, Dongmun, Bukmun, Seomun, Gaeksa, Dongheon, Naea, Icheong, Yeongcheong, Gungicheong, Jungyeong

 

4. Bird's eye view

 

5. Proceedings

Year Project Name Details Organizer
1991 Surface surveys of Byeongyeong Fortress , To research remains around Byeongyeong Fortress and collect related literature Mokpo Univ. Museum
1997 The Byeongyeong Fortress Master Plan , To plan the operation, investment, and management of Byeongyeong Fortress and Hamel Place Myongji Univ. Korean Architecture Culture Research Institute
1997~2001 Land purchase , To purchase land around Byeongyeong Fortress (104 pilji / 59,438С) Gangjin-gun
1998
(1st Year)
Fortress restoration , Feature survey around the Nammun site
, To reconstruct Nammun Ongseong (20m)
Lee Jin-pyo of Hyeopjin Development Co. Ltd.
1999
(2nd Year)
Fortress restoration , Feature survey of the west of Nammun ~ Seomun site
, To reconstruct Nammun Ongseong(20.6m)
, To reconstruct the fortress (110.5m)
Lee Jin-pyo of Hyeopjin Development Co. Ltd.
2000~2002
(3rd Year)
Fortress restoration , Feature survey of the north of Seomun ~ Dongmun 4th Chi
, To reconstruct Nammun Ongseong (119.5m)
Lee Jin-pyo of Hyeopjin Development Co. Ltd.
2003
(4th Year)
Land purchase and fortress restoration , To build temporary information center in the construction site
, To purchase facilities of Byeongyeong Elem. School
, Feature survey of the 5th Chi of Dongmun site ~ Nammun
, To reconstruct the fortress (70m)
 
2004
(5th Year)
Restoration of fortress , To build temporary information center in the construction site
, To excavate and research the inside of the fortress and its feature
, Restoration of fortress (320m)
 

 

6. Further plan of proceedings

Year Project Name Details Organizer
2005~2007 Restoration of fortress and buildings , To reconstruct fortress (100m)
, To reconstruct building sites (Munji, Dongheonji, Naea, Icheong, Yeongcheong), the upper stories of the fortress gate, and pond
, To build neighboring convenience facilities
 


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