A bit further up the Yeomha Strait from Choji-jin and Deokjin-jin sits Gwangseongbo, another waterfront fortress that was the scene of fierce fighting during the French attack of 1866 and the American attack of 1871. Strategically positioned in the waterway to guard boat traffic, Gwangseongbo was first built in the 1600s to defend the island from attacks from the Mongols.
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