Chilgok, North Kyungsang Province, is a place in which a bloody battle
took place during 55 days from Aug. 1st through Sep. 24th at that time of
the 6.25 Korean War period.
Furthermore, Chilgok is a place which cherishes painful war history
demonstrating this place was a last fortress to protect the Republic of
Korea such as Waegwan railroad bridge detonating, Jago Mountain 328
high ground hand-to-hand fighting, and last but not least Yuhak Mountain battle etc.
However, Chilgok who protected freedom democracy from crisis, wants to
disseminate valuable peace's message all over the world. In that regard,
Governor Kim Kwan-yong from North Kyungsang Province, County mayor
Baik Seon-gi from Chilgok County as well as chairman Chang In-hee from the Organizing Committee of the 5th Nakdong River World Peace
Culture Festival sincerely invite the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. including of
course, all travellors to the festival which will deliver thanks and love to the
participated soldiers of the Korean War as well as peace's message never
seen anywhere in the world from Sep. 22nd until Sep. 24th, this year.
The purpose of the Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival is to spread
peace's message toward the world by preparing the venue of the festival
which prays the peace settlement on the global village and on the peninsular.
Chilgok County mayor Baik Seon-gi pledged to sublimate Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival as a
representative festival in Chilgok region.
Spokesperson of the 5th Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival said:
"Firstly, it wants to show the shape of Chilgok Country which contributes
to the peace of global village. Secondly, the festival wants to show the
shape of Chilgok County which implants deep pride for the generations
after the Korean war. Thirdly, it wants to thank for the participated
countries and participated soldiers during the Korean War period."
Major contents include experience/exhibition contents, participation
programs, differentiated programs, event programs, connected events etc.
Among others as a hub of national defense, Chilgok built Gasan fortress
during Joseon Dynasty and installed Gyeongsang Dohobu and it became
the last fortification of nation protection during Korean War and also the
home of defense by establishing the foundation of counterattack during the dabu-dong battle, governor Baek Seon-gi from Chilgok-gun encouraged visitors to visit Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival
at the end of this month before the Chuseok.
Nowadays, Chilgok-gun is vigorously developing to be an industrial city and suburb agriculture
city by convenience of transportation hub as it is located in the middle of
the interior, he emphasized.
With regard to tourist attractions, the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. also can
drop by Chilgok, Gasan-sanseong(Gasan-sanseong Fortress) which was built in three sections to defend from invasions
by other countries after the Japanese Invasion in 1592 and the Manchu war
Dabu-dong War Memorial Hall was established in 1981 to commemorate the
victory of ‘Dabu-dong Battle’ during the Korean war as part of War
Visitors to Chilgok County also can catch the opportunity to visit Dabu-dong Victory Monument which was erected to commemorate the military
services of the U.S. 27th foot regiment and the Korean First Division.