Historical Relic—Uam Fortress
Date: 10/08/2019 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source
Uam Fortress, built in the period of the feudal Joson dynasty (1392-1910), is located on the coast of East Uam in the Sonbong area.
With the circumference of 500 metres, it is 100 metres long from east to west and 180 metres long from north to south.
At present, the 200-metre-long section with the height of 0.5 metre remains intact, and the remaining section preserves only its sites. The fortress is 2.4 metres thick at the bottom and 1 metre at the top.
Its outer surface is vertical by building it with large stones from the bottom to the middle and then using other natural stones therefrom to adjust its surface.
It was built to beat back foreign invaders from the lower Tuman River. It played an important role in defending the country from foreign invasion, together with other fortresses in the period of the feudal Joson dynasty.
The fortress is a precious historical relic which shows the skilled architecture of the Korean people in those days and their struggle against the enemy.