Gwangseongbo Fortress

Gwangseongbo Fortress, originally a 17th century construction, was extensively remodeled in 1745 and repaired in 1977. Its outer gate is seen here. The fortress is the site of the Battle of Ganghwa during the United States Expedition to Korea (Shinmiyangyo) in 1871. This battle is still commemorated today with an annual service at the fort.