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[Gimpo] Deokpojin Fort

  • Address224-4, Deokpojin-ro 103beon-gil, Daegot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • InformationOffice:(031)989-9794
  • Homepagettp://tour.gimpo.go.kr
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 5, 2016


A military base of the Joseon Dynasty, where the spirit of a boatman who protected the king is held



Deokpojin Fort is a military base of the Joseon Dynasty that is installed in Sondolmok, a way to enter Seoul. It was a battleground during Shinmiyangyo and Byeonginyangyo against the Western powers, and then it began to undergo development in 1981. The cannon base and the watchtower are restored, and the Deokpojin Heritage Museum was renewed in 2007.



At the tip of Deokpojin Fort, there is the tomb of a boatman of Goryeo named Sondol. Sondol was the boatman who led the way through water when King Gojong planned to take refuge in Ganghwado Island. The king killed the innocent boatman as a result of being anxious about the harsh stream. However, before he died, Sondol floated a small bowl on the water and advised the king to follow the bowl and told him that it would guide him safely. After his, Sondol passed away. King Gojong followed the boatman’s loyal advice, and after he arrived in Ganghwa, realized his foolishness. He carried out the boatman’s funeral and built a shrine to comfort his soul. Until later Joseon, ceremonies to commemorate Sondol continued, but they were discontinued during the Japanese colonization. In 1970, the ceremonies were resumed. Since 1989, the Gimpo Culture Center has held the ceremony on October 20 of the lunar calendar, which is the memorial day of Sondol.



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