Palaces And Forts Rise From The Turbulent History of South Korea
You will find that palaces and forts play a major part of South Korea history. Korea also boasts of major historic sites, temples, national parks, valleys, waterfalls, beaches, lakes, hot springs and cultural villages. The rich five thousand years old history of Korea not only embodies the turbulent era but is the major tourist attraction.
Palaces and Forts in South Korea attract tourists in large numbers and the major ones are Namhansanseong Fortress, Achasanseong Fortress, Bukhansanseong Fortress, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon, Changgyeonggung Palace,
Deoksugung Palace, Dondaemun Gate, Ganghwasanseong Fortress, Geumjeongsanseong Fortress,
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace,
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace,
Paldalmun Gate, Sungnyemun (Namdaemun), Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Unhyeongung.
The first fortifications made of mud and timber can be dated back to around 2 B.C. As technological advancement took place, the newer elements of technology were applied in the building of castles and forts.
If you are fascinated by stories behind the history and the origins of the buildings, it's a must visit places of interest!
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