Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hwaseong Fortress

Braved the cold night air 0 - 7 degrees for a night tour of the fortress at Suwon, an hour south of Seoul. Enjoyed dinner before visiting it, we were treated to a traditional BBQ. We were the only 2 on the tour, had a private one and enjoyed it.

 A beautiful embroidered chest with the drawer chest it was sitting on.
 It may look a lot, but it is very easy to get through, mainly salads.

King Jeongja

 Buksumun (Northern Floodgate) One of the 2 floodgates in the Suwoncheon Stream, flowing through the fortress. Built 1795. The stonework is beautiful. The city has recently restored the fortress.

The wall surrounds the city and is 5.5km long.


  1. A private tour for the two of you sounds almost worth braving those temperatures for.

  2. Looks like a fantastic place. Great photography Jen. I would have been disappointed if John didn't have a photo taken next to the train. Sounds & looks like you are having a great time. Love Sharon xxoo

  3. So nice to see those historical sites maintained and valued.

  4. How wonderful to have your own tour.