Summer in Korea

Maemi Castle: Unmissable Photo Spot on Geoje Island

If you’re planning a trip to Geoje Island in South Korea, be sure to add Maemiseong to your itinerary. Maemiseong (매미성), also known as Maemi Castle or Maemi Fortress, is a must-visit landmark on the island. Built by a single man named Baek Sun-sam, the castle has an interesting history and stunning medieval architecture design that will leave you in awe.

Maemiseong was originally built to protect the crops in Jangmok Township from the hit of Typhoon Maemi in 2003. It’s hard to believe that such a wonderful castle, with no blueprint, was built by one man. The size and grandeur of the castle are amazing, and it’s easy to appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into building it.

Aside from its historical significance, Maemiseong is also a popular photo spot in the city. The castle is located on Dumo Mongdol Beach, which has a unique pebble shore characteristic. Walking along the pebble beach in front of the castle is an experience in itself, and provides a great opportunity for distinctive pictures.

The structure of the castle itself is a photographer’s playground, with every corner being photogenic. The turrets, brattices, keeps, and battlements offer stunning views of the blue ocean and countless photo opportunities. However, the highlight of Maemiseong is a cutout with the mountain and ocean in the background, creating a perfect frame for a photo. It’s no wonder that everyone is crazy about this spot. In fact, during busy weekends, there can even be a waiting line to take a photo here.

If you’re a photography enthusiast or simply appreciate beautiful architecture, Maemiseong is a spot you can’t miss. The castle’s rich history, stunning design, and unique location make it an unmissable destination on Geoje Island. So, pack your camera and head to Maemiseong for a memorable and photo-worthy experience.

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