Hwaseomun Gate
Hwaseomun Gate
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Linda M
Abbotsford, Canada743 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
The are 4 gates to the fortress, North, South, East and West. Hwaseomun gate is the West gate. It is worth it to see all 4 gates to admire their enormity and beauty. It is also worth it to go inside the fortress and visit the grounds.
Written April 17, 2016
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,288 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
I visited here in Autumn (28th Nov 2014) and although wet and a bit windy it was still an enchanting and memorable place. This is the Western Gate of the Suwon Fortress and I highly recommend you start out at the Southern Paldalmun Gate and walk west up the fortress walls to get to the Hwaseomun Gate. This walk is quite steep and uneven in places and so you need to be pretty fit and able bodied but it's well worth the effort. It is like walking a mini 'Great Wall of China' in parts with plenty to see along the way (like Hyowons Bell). The Autumn colours were great and as you come down the hill onto the Hwaseomun Gate itself the view is fabulous. (See Photos). Allow a good 1 hour to walk from the Paldalmun Gate to here... Enjoy!
Written December 12, 2014
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TOURROAD
Suwon, South Korea35 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Very peaceful place, Autumn view is best. At gate plaza, you can rent bicycle, it only 1000won/hour.
Written August 26, 2014
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,422 contributions
Nov 2022
Hwaseong's west gate is a less remarkable fare when compared with the other three. Hwaseomun is a neat structure that guards the Joseon walled city. A landmark when exploring the UNESCO heritage.
Written November 15, 2022
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Mr C
3,957 contributions
Jul 2019
This is to my eye the most impressive of the 4 gates of the Hwaseong fortress. It is the western gate and has a complex entrance structure and pavilion.
Written August 14, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you are visiting this gate there is a model display of workers showing the tools they used to construct the fortress. This is very interesting and very well thought out. There are about 40 workers, all dressed in white and four different machines from 250 years ago.
Written July 19, 2018
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Each step of the way along the 5.52 kilometre fortress wall was ever-changing, while the ornate buildings along the way looked similar, turrets, guard houses and gates had their own individual architectural features, this included the west gate, Hwaseomun Gate. The gate was built in 1795-96 during the 19th year of King Jeongjo's reign.
The gate had symmetry consisting of a semi-circular walled walkway, watchtower and large pavilion, such beauty for what was used for military purposes. The gate has remained intact over the years and because of this is listed as the National Treasure #403. The whole walk of the fortress walls was well worth it and delightful, to be able to freely explore and photograph striking aspects of the buildings and the scenery.
Written July 9, 2018
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is the western gate to the fort complex and is quite impressive due to it's size.
It is well preserved.
Written March 22, 2018
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Mesy
Bangkok, Thailand283 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Hwaseomun is also one of the main gate of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. But this gate has very nice architecture. So it's the most popular shooting spot of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. It's not too far from Janganmun.
Written November 2, 2017
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jjuliee1
Toronto, Canada74 contributions
Nov 2016
We rented a bike near by the Suwon Hwaseong Museum and road it around the Hwaseomun Gate. It was a great experience and we got to see the beautiful gate and go around the nearby neighbourhood as well.
Written October 8, 2017
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