Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hwaseong Fortress Wall at Night

 A group of us headed to the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Wall for a night hike.  I know you've seen photos of the wall before, but it's even more exciting at night...or at least, as exciting as Suwon gets at night;)


 The group...the lighting illuminated their faces...




 I'm glad I made it in the group shot as well...


 We all thought "Happy Suwon" was funny...but now it changed to "Human City Suwon"...even worse:(






Quick history via Korea Tourism Website:
"Built by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Era, Hwaseong Fortress is designated Historical Site No.3 by the Korean government. Construction began in January of 1794 and was completed in September of 1796. There were two key underlying reasons for the construction of Suwon City. First, it was to move the tomb of King Jeongjo's father, Sado Seja, a tragic casualty of a political strife. Second, it was to suppress old influences by using the new ones in his favor to construct the new city; thus, strengthening his position as king."
 http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/ena/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=309373

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