Haengju Fortress Park [행주산성공원]

A Piece of Your Mind (2020)

Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-in) comes to cycle –something he doesn’t normally do– at this park in episodes 7 and 8 of A Piece of Your Mind/Half of a Half (반의 반) (tvN, 2020).

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Haengju Fortress Park [행주산성공원], also known as Haengju Fortress History Park [행주산성 역사공원], is a park located within Haengju Fortress [행주산성]. The fortress — strategic in its location because of its distance to/from Hanseong, the present-day Seoul — was where the Battle of Haengju (행주대첩) took place on 14 March 1593 during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), then known as the Joseon Dynasty. It was said that during that battle, “even women are said to have participated… carrying stones in their aprons (“haengju” in Korean)”. In 1963, the fortress was designated as historic site #56.

The park, which stretches between Haengju Bridge [행주대교] and Banghwa Bridge [방화대교] and directly faces Gangseo Hangang Park [강서한강공원], is located in Goyang’s neighborhood Haengjuoe [Haengjuoe-dong/행주외동] in the Deokyang District [Deokyang-gu/덕양구].

Note that an admission fee applies for visitors of all ages, except seniors. Opening hours vary depending on the time of the year.

Address
140-8 Haengjuoe-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 고양시 덕양구 행주외동 140-8
Geolocation (approx. – entrance of park):
37.598424, 126.819110

Getting here
Hwajeong Station [화정역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3
Take town bus 011 (마을버스 011) from the Hwajeong Station bus stop (no. 19-392) for 16 stops (approx. 18 minutes) to Saemaeul (새마을). From there, it’s an 8-10 min walk in via Haengjusanseong-ro [행주산성로]. You can also take a taxi from the station.

Alternatively, follow these instructions from Hapjeong Station [합정역].

— submitted by Mich KDL

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