Photo by Mark Wiens Pin It Built in the late 1700′s by King Jeongjo the fortress is now a UNESCO... Photo by Mark Wiens Pin It Built in the late 1700′s by King Jeongjo, the fortress is now a UNESCO... Our tour of Hwaseong Fortress began at Dongjangdae the Eastern Command Post. In front of the... Our tour of Hwaseong Fortress began at Dongjangdae, the Eastern Command Post. In front of the... Hwaseong Fortress which surrounds the city center Suwon is the capital of Gyeonggi-do. The city is... Hwaseong Fortress which surrounds the city center Suwon is the capital of Gyeonggi-do. The city is... The four main gates of Hwaseong Fortress are protected by ongseong a curved section of wall that... The four main gates of Hwaseong Fortress are protected by ongseong, a curved section of wall that... This is the actual Eastern Command Post building. The three characters right beneath the roof are... This is the actual Eastern Command Post building. The three characters right beneath the roof are... Here is Hyunjin with her bow and arrow. I didn’t realize it at the time but when I was looking... Here is Hyunjin with her bow and arrow. I didn’t realize it at the time, but when I was looking... This photo was taken from the northeastern gun tower. To the right is Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion... This photo was taken from the northeastern gun tower. To the right is Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion,... At the top of the stairs is this small gate. I reached the top first and waited for Hyunjin then... At the top of the stairs is this small gate. I reached the top first and waited for Hyunjin, then... Not far beyond the “secret gate” is the March First Independence (Movement) Memorial Tower. It... Not far beyond the “secret gate” is the March First Independence (Movement) Memorial Tower. It... Latest Post An Introduction to Somaliland Latest Post An Introduction to Somaliland Unlike the three other main gates Paldalmun Gate in the south stands on its own in the center of a... Unlike the three other main gates, Paldalmun Gate in the south stands on its own in the center of a... No.4832 Kitanishi башня орудия Hwaseong Fortress Мировое наследство Kitanishi башня орудия Suweon... No.4832 Kitanishi башня орудия Hwaseong Fortress Мировое наследство, Kitanishi башня орудия Suweon... This is a painting of a dragon on the ceiling beneath the archway of Hwaseomun Gate (previous photo)... This is a painting of a dragon on the ceiling beneath the archway of Hwaseomun Gate (previous photo)... Unlike the Eastern Command Post which is located in the lowlands the Western Command Post sits at... Unlike the Eastern Command Post , which is located in the lowlands, the Western Command Post sits at... This is the second element of the Memorial Tower in the previous photo. While the wings of the... This is the second element of the Memorial Tower in the previous photo. While the wings of the... A doorway leads from the wall to the right of Janganmun Gate and out onto the ongseong itself... A doorway leads from the wall to the right of Janganmun Gate and out onto the ongseong itself,... On the way down the hill toward the western gate is the northwestern gangnu which is translated as... On the way down the hill toward the western gate is the northwestern gangnu, which is translated as... This is the view of Suwon from atop the rocket launcher platform in the previous photo. The city has... This is the view of Suwon from atop the rocket launcher platform in the previous photo. The city has... This platform was used to hold an ingenious Korean invention the rocket launcher. Much like modern... This platform was used to hold an ingenious Korean invention, the rocket launcher. Much like modern... This is the Bell of Filial Piety. We heard the constant ringing of this bell long before we actually... This is the Bell of Filial Piety. We heard the constant ringing of this bell long before we actually... This is the southwest ammun which is translated as “secret gate.” This particular gate leads out... This is the southwest ammun, which is translated as “secret gate.” This particular gate leads out... Here is a wider shot of the bongdon (beacons) in the previous picture. This photo was taken from a... Here is a wider shot of the bongdon (beacons) in the previous picture. This photo was taken from a... These are the bongdon or the beacons. This photo was taken inside the beacon enclosure to I could... These are the bongdon, or the beacons. This photo was taken inside the beacon enclosure, to I could... I shot this photo through an embrasure in one bastion (a roofed bastion) looking down the fortress... I shot this photo through an embrasure in one bastion (a roofed bastion) looking down the fortress... As you might be able to tell by the lighting in this picture (and the pictures leading up to this... As you might be able to tell by the lighting in this picture (and the pictures leading up to this... This large artificial pond and island sit beneath Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion where aristocrats and... This large artificial pond and island sit beneath Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion, where aristocrats and... Part of the scenery by the stream was this lonely-looking dog who was sitting there and watching... Part of the scenery by the stream was this lonely-looking dog, who was sitting there and watching...
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