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Chilgok County (칠곡군) is a county of 117,000 people (2019) in North Gyeongsang. It was an important part of the country's defenses in the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean War.


It borders with Gunwi-gun and Daegu to the east, and the west it is bordered by Seongju-gun and Gimcheon-si, Daegu for south, and Gumi for the west. The total area is 451 km², occupying 2% of the area of ​​Gyeongsangbuk-do, and the administrative district consists of 3 towns and 5 villages.

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  • 1 Gasansanseong Mountain Fortress, 98-1 Gasan-ri, Gasan-myeon, +82 54-979-6452. The impressive castle was built during the Joseon Dynasty. It takes 2 hours to walk up the mountain from where you park.
  • Dabudong War Memorial Museum, 1486 Hoguk-ro, Gasan-myeon, +82 54-973-6313. Daily 09:00-18:00. The museum shows how life was for the soldiers on the frontlines during the Korean War.
  • 2 Songjeong Recreational Forest, 88 Bangye 3-gil, Seokjeog-eup, +82 54-979-6600. A camping and picnic spot. Nice views of the mountains and forests though there is not much to do.
  • 3 Chilgok Patriots & Peace Memorial, Seokjeog-eup 1580, +82 54-979-5512. Korean War museum focusing on the battles and incidents near the Nakdong river. Most of the exhibits are in Korean some of the major ones are also in English. ₩3,000.









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