Hello! This is Wonderful Korea 🙂
 Today, let’s walk around Hwaseong Fortress with me^^
 It actually takes about 3 hours to turn full circle of Hwaseong fortress, but it will make us really tired, so we just walked around portion of the fortress, starting at Janganmun Gate.

Hwaseong Fortress

  • After King Jeongjo moved tomb of his father Sadoseja to Hwaseong City, he built Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon City.

Janganmun Gate

  • Janganmun, North Gate of Hwaseong Fortress
  • When we got across from Janganmun, we found miniature of Hwaseong Fortress.

Bukseojeokdae (Northwestern Gate Guard Platform)

  •  Jeokdae was built next to Janganmun and Paldalmun Gate to prevent enemies from passing through the gate.

Buksumun Gate (Northern Floodgate)

  •  Buksumun and Namsumun was built on the Suwoncheon river, which flows across Hwaseong Fortress.

Bukammun (Northern Secret Gate)

  • Bukammun was built in deep part of the fortress not to let enemies know the location.

    Dongbukporu (Northeastern Sentry Post)

  • Soldiers could stand guard at Dongbukporu, since it was sticked out.

    Dongjangdae (Eastern Command Post)

  • There are two Command Post (Jangdae) in Hwaseong Fortress, which is Seojangdae and Dongjangdae. Jangdae was used to command soldiers and practice martial arts.

    UNESCO World Heritage Hwaseong Fortress

  • Hwaseong Fortress was registered to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1997.

    Changnyongmun Gate

  • Changnyongmun, Eastern Gate of Hwaseong Fortress

    Dongbukgongsimdon (Northeastern Watchtower)

  • Gongsimdon is watchtower that was used to look around the fortress or enemies’ trends.

    Suwon Banghwasuryujeong (Dongbukgaknu/Northeastern Pavilion)

  • It was used as not only command post but also pavilion.

    Although we couldn’t turn full circle of the fortress, it was just gorgeous!

    I actually visited Suwon I’Park Art Museum as well, but I wouldn’t post about there.

     Thank you for reading my post and have a nice day!

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