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Image of the Week: Suwon and Hwaseong Fortress

A few weeks ago, I visited Suwon, a fairly large city just to the south of Seoul. The city is famous for Hwaseong Fortress, a castle from the Joseon Dynasty that is today designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suwon is the only enclosed city in Korea, and the walls of the fortress remain quite visible.

Part of the fortress sits on top of a small mountain, providing a panoramic view of Suwon
The Fortress itself is quite extensive, providing facilities for the royals of the Joseon Dynasty
The gorgeous colors of the architecture mix well with dusk
A section of the wall that encloses Suwon (daytime)
A section of the wall that encloses Suwon (nighttime)


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