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