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Hwaseong Fortress

Listed under Forts and Fortifications in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
  • Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
Photo of Hwaseong Fortress
Photo by Mark Wiens
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Built in the late 1700′s by King Jeongjo, the fortress is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts a stream of tourists, students, and many local residents as well.

The palace itself, located on the ground level within the walls of the fortress, is a beautifully preserved complex.

The neatly laid out design showed all the components of the king’s living quarters.

Though set up as a tourist attraction (with an entrance fee, nicely maintained, signs explaining the history of everything, etc.), I was delighted that local Suwon residents still use the fortress a gathering area – a place where old men sat and drank tea and played cards and others walked and jogged for exercise.

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Written by  Mark Wiens.

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