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Timeless and priceless heritage in Korea, Timepriceless - World Heritage in Korea

Take a close look at the Korean heritages that have become UNESCO-registered world treasures and discover the past, present, and future in the values they hold.

The epitome of late-Joseon-era science and art, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

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In search of timeless and priceless heritage in Korea,
Timepriceless - World Heritage in Korea
Suwon Hwaseong FortressIn the late Joseon era, King Jeongjo led his country to peace. He built Joseon's first planned city to reinforce the royal authority and initiate reform.
The epitome of late-Joseon-era science and art,
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
King Jeongjo wanted to build a second capital, an artistic fortress city possessing economic independence and military power.

Suwonhwaseong Fortress demonstrates an unprecedented
scientific and practical design, drawn from traditional techniques and fortifications in China, Japan, and Europe.

The result was a military facility of an outstanding artistic merit.Genius scientist Jeong Yak-yong implemented innovative devices such as the Geojunggi to complete the fortress in 28 months instead of the expected 10 years. "Suwonhwaseong Fortress is a representative military structure of the 18th century that combines the characteristics of European and Far East Asian fortresses, giving it a unique historical importance."

A world cultural heritage that pays homage to our ancestors' artistry and scientific knowledge and makes the people today proud,A harmony of Eastern and Western construction know-how,

an archetype of late-Joseon-era science and art,

Suwonhwaseong Fortress