Friday, December 14, 2012

Hwaseong Fortress from South Korea

What is today a designated UNESCO World Heritage site was the main line of military defense for Suwon city in the late-18th century. Hwaseong Fortress is located just 30 kilometers south of the nation’s capital, and it can be said that none of South Korea's other fortresses have been preserved or restored to Hwaseong’s level.

The walls of Hwaseong Fortress run for over five kilometers and it’s full of wonderfully preserved architectural features including floodgates, observation towers, gates (even secret gates), and bastions.

From a set of four stamps about Daejoyeong of the Balhae Kingdom (2011).


dustin15 said...

I got the same card :)
but my stamps are better :D

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