Saturday, May 15, 2010

"The Wall"


Earlier I had a post on the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon.  This time I took a look at the wall that surrounds the palace.  The fortress and wall were constructed in the late eighteenth century by King Jeongjo during the Joseon Dynasty to express his filal piety to his father.  His father, Prince Sado, was killed by his grandfather by locking him in a rice chest for eight days until he starved to death.  The wall is 5.52 km (3.43 miles) long.
Doesn't matter where you are in Korea...there will always be something steep to hike up...
A view of Suwon...my city!  This isn't downtown...the tall buildings are apartments and the short buildings are businesses...


Bell tower on top of the hill...
We met some awesome kids that loved speaking English...pretty cool t-shirts too!
You can go up...just take off your shoes!
This is our BFF Senior Photo Shot...
I love the mix of Traditional and Modern in Korea...
This was used to create smoke signals...
View of the Fortress from above on the hill...
Afterwards we checked out a local, traditional market...

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