Gongju & Buyeo
Hours to take:
1,000 won (the very basic option)
Attractions near here:
Story of it:
1. Gongju was formerly named Ungjin and was the capital of Baekje from AD 475 to 538. In this period, Baekje was under threat from Goguryeo. Goguryeo had overrun the previous capital of Hanseong(modern-day Seoul), which forced Baekje to find a new center of strength.
2. Buyeo County (Buyeo-gun) is a county in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Buyeo-eup, the county’s capital, was the site of the capital of Baekje from 538-660 AD, during which it was called Sabi Fortress. Famous people associated with Buyeo County in more recent times include noted stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk.