Near the center of Suwon, a satellite city on the Seoul subway line known for some excellent colleges, is one of Korea's World Heritage sites. Built in the late 1700s, the fortress at Suwon, Hwaseong (화성), is one of the most modern celebrated accomplishments of the Joseon dynasty. Including this trip, I have now been to six of Korea's nine sites, including both of Gyeongju's sites on the list--Bulguksa and Seokguram (together they count as one site) and the historic areas and Namsan (together)--Jongmyo and Changdeokgung (somehow I never did blog about this one) in Seoul, and Haeinsa.
On the way to our visa interview at the U.S. embassy in Seoul, Min Gi and I decided to check it out.
As you can see, the weather was perfect for the hike around the outside. We got some really stunning views of Suwon city, watched Korean children and Taiwanese tourists learn Korean archery, and engaged in general silliness, as you can see:
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|Suwon Fortress (화성) -- UNESCO World Heritage|