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[Suwon] Suwon Hwaseong Fortress


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, registered as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997, is Suwon's pride and historical site that shows innovative improvement of Korea's style of architecture. It is a strong fortress that has circumference and distance of more than 5km, and its highest height of over 6.2m. Although the Suwon fortress was a simple town wall that was made out of soil, the King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty newly constructed its fortress. Since then, it was called as Hwaseong. Hwaseong has various buildings, such as Janganmun Gate, Paldalmun Gate and Hwahongmun Gate and various house buildings. Inside the fortress, there are many ponds, such as Eomokeonji, Gwancheongjeonji, Mullujeonji and Gaeksahuji. Fortress was made up of stone and brick, and it was constructed with construction machines, such as crane, by Jeong Yakyong. Its scientific design, standardized construction materials and cannons on fortress are Hwaseong's unique characteristics. It is one of the best tourist sites in the Suwon City, where many tourists visit Hwaseong to see its dignity every year.

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