Suwon Hwaseong Fortress - Blend of Traditional Eastern And Western Styles
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea will take you back to the historic and cultural heritage of the country. Built between 1794 and 1796, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is located just 30 kilometers away from Seoul.
History says that King Jeongjo built the fortress to pay trubute to his father Prince Sado who had to commit suicide when shut in a rice chest by King Yeongjo.
Given the status of a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997 and displaying the blend of traditional Eastern and Western styles, this historic site also preserves the remains of Prince Sado.
This fortress was designed by the architect, Jeong Yak-yong, who later led the Silhak movement, which inspired the use of science and industry. This Fortress was built by using designs from Korea, China, and Japan. And even brick, efficient pulleys and cranes were used. The design of the fortress included a wall, fortress and town center.