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Korea, South, Hwaseong Fortress

 Posted by , last edited on December 21, 2013 at 03:59:56

Location Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea
Coordinates N37 16 19.992 E127 0 29.988
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/817 )

When the Joseon King Jeongjo moved his father's tomb to Suwon at the end of the 18th century, he surrounded it with strong defensive works, laid out according to the precepts of an influential military architect of the period, who brought together the latest developments in the field from both East and West. The massive walls, extending for nearly 6 km, still survive; they are pierced by four gates and equipped with bastions, artillery towers and other features.

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