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Hangpaduri Hangmong Historical Site, Jeju

There was an army that resisted the Mongol invasions until the very end. It is the army known as Sambyeolcho. They resisted in Ganghwado, then continued their resistance in Jindo, and later came down to Jeju Island.

In Jeju, there is the “Hangpaduri Hangmong Historical Site,” which is the place where Sambyeolcho fought against the Mongols until the end.

“Jeju Hangpaduri Hangmong Historical Site”

You can find the Hangpaduri Hangmong Historical Site in Aewol. It is not located directly by the seaside, but can be found partway up towards Hallasan.

Currently, restoration work is underway at the historical site, so there is not much to see. You can find a commemorative monument at the center, and if you enter through the main gate, you can find an “exhibition hall” on the left.

The exhibition hall displays the lifestyle and history of Sambyeolcho. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, I couldn’t enter to take a look.

“A Quiet and Nostalgic Atmosphere”

As restoration is not yet complete, I could only see the commemorative monument, but I could still feel a certain atmosphere and couldn’t help but be moved, thinking about the spirit and history of the great Mongol invasions of Korea.

It’s a good place for people interested in historical sites in Jeju. However, it’s a bit lacking in content for general visitors at the moment, so it leaves a bit of a longing feeling for those who come to visit.

“Jeju Hangpaduri Hangmong Historical Site”

  • Address: 50 Hangpaduri-ro, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 63057, South Korea
  • Phone: 064-710-6720
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, (Sat-Sun, Holidays) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM