About one hour away by tube from Seoul is Suweon, a rather traditional suburb. By shuttle bus, the Korean Folk Village is reached. The village is a recreation of ancient building styles, ranging from temples to common folks' home. The photo attached here is a mock performance of a traditional Korean Wedding.
Dongbukgangnu is the Northeast Angel Tower. it sits on top of the high hill in the east of the Hwahongmun Fooldgate. it's one of most beautiful architecture of Fortress.
This secret gate is at the southern tip of Mt. Paldal. Secret gates ware made in indented part of the fortress wall, preferably veiled by trees, so that thay could hardly be seen from outside.
Dongbukgongsimdon is the Northeast Observation Tower of Fortress. it's a 6.8m high, three story oval observation tower. another architectural wonder of Hwaseong Fortress.
Very interesting place to visit, and we learned much about Korean life in the old days.
12000 won entry. Sprawling park with a lot to see and do.
This is the only surviving canon on the walls of Hwaseong Fortress. It is just over 2m long and weighs 1,800kg.
Seonamammun is a small gate allowing access to a short stretch of wall providing additional coverage to the exposed southern part of the wall.
Shortly before Dongbukgangnu, in a deeply indented section of the wall, is one of the secret gates that would allow entry and exit unobserved during times of siege.
You can still see the huge ancient city gates of Suwon which are solidly made of granite rocks. One of the famous gate is the Changrjongmun (East Gate).
This is the Northwest Observation Tower. Gongsimdon, or three story brick observation towers, served for both sentry duty and defense.
This Europe style Gun's used for defence of Fortress and attack to Fortress Gun.
Length : 215cm
Caliber : 10cm
Weight : 1800kg
You will see the church if you walk the wall. I never had a chance to go right up close to it. It was stunning. I Don't think most of the churches in Europe are as big as this.