Korea Day 2 (a)

Suwon Breakfast
Seriously, there wasn’t much in Suwon. We just randomly find this 24 hours Korean family restaurant for our breakfast.

Suwon Breakfast
Fish inttestines (in actual fact) sperm sac breakfast. I guess, lots of energy from this meal 😛

Hwaseong Fortress
It is still pretty much common to find some street side vendors in Korea.

Hwaseong Fortress
Fruits and vegetables for sale.

Hwaseong Fortress
Paldalmun, one of the 4 main gates to Hwaseong Fortress.

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

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Hwaseong Fortress
If you turn back, you would see the modern city, in contrast to the fortress.

Hwaseong Fortress
Most of the structures are all rebuilds since most of the orginal was destroyed when Japanese colonized S.Korea.

Hwaseong Fortress
Suwon City. You can also see the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

Hwaseong Fortress
More view of Suwon city.

Hwaseong Fortress
One of the many sentry post.

Hwaseong Fortress
If you follow the path, you probably can cover most of the fortress in 2-3 hours?

Hwaseong Fortress
Guard post.

Hwaseong Fortress
Most of the Koreans were out there to enjoy their weekend in the open.

Hwaseong Fortress
guess, the soldiers in the past won’t be able to visualize such a view when they were guarding their posts.

Hwaseong Fortress
Another one of the main gates.

Hwaseong Fortress
They did a great job in rebuilding the fortress, would be perfect for a hike but it was just too hot for August.

Hwaseong Fortress
Ols style tea house.

Hwaseong Fortress
Oh no! Dangerous!

Hwaseong Fortress
Our last stop for the fortress.

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