The Suwon City Wall and Hwasong Fortress

If you go to South Korea, spend some time looking around the Suwon City Walls and Hwasong Fortress. It’s a wonderful historical experience.

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The caption is in Korean, Japanese, and English




Suwon City was once totally surrounded by walls, like other cities in South Korea. Most of the walls and fortresses were completely destroyed during the Japanese occupation, and then again during the Korean War. But the walls have been rebuilt in Suwon as a tribute to Korea’s past.



It's a long way up, but it's worth it




The stairs are pretty intense. And all along the walls on the way up, you can see holes for archers to shoot from. It’s pretty amazing.



One of the guard towers




There are several guard towers along the walls. There are also bells, which were used to warn citizens in the valley below of incoming invaders.







The Fortress and all its surrounding area are really beautiful. There are many things to see. There is a war memorial for Koreans who died in both WWII and the Korean War.







Taking a tour of the Suwon City walls is a really fantastic historical experience.



Author: jendelemont

I'm from Phoenix. I feel like that means a lot. I don't live there anymore, but it will always be part of me. On a more cheesy note, I am a Phoenix. I rose from some serious ashes a few times.

1 thought on “The Suwon City Wall and Hwasong Fortress”

  1. i enjoyed your write. by the way, if you want to get more good site in suwon, i recommand to get suwon city tour. you can go not only hwaseong, but also many tourist site, enjoy korean traditional archery and visit museum. call(031-256-8300) or visit homepage(www.suwoncitytour.co.kr). must be booked, and fee is 11000won for adult.

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