South Korea - Hwaseong Fortress

"When the Choson emperor Chongjo moved his father's tomb to Suwon at the end of the 18th century, he surrounded it with strong defensive works, laid out according to the precepts of an influential military architect of the period, who brought together the latest developments in the field from both East and West. The massive walls, extending for nearly 6 km, still survive; they are pierced by four gates and equipped with bastions, artillery towers and other features.” 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Hwaseong Fortress.

Postcard 2
Paldalmun, South Gate of Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Thanks to Joy of USA who was in South Korea.

Postcard 3
A tourism promotion card of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress by Korea Tourism Organization. Thanks to Johnson of UK.

Postcard 4
Night view of Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon. Thanks to CYL who bought this postcard in South Korea.

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