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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Hwaseong Fortress is the walled fortification in Suwon, provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The fortress was built by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty, to honour and house the remains of his father Prince Sado, who was put to death by his own father, King Yeongjo, after he failed to obey the order to commit suicide.


Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea
Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea
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King Jeongjo built Hwaseong Fortress as he prepared to relocate his capital from Seoul to Suwon. The fortress took 700,000 man-hours to build, and cost the national treasury 870,000 nyang.

Hwaseong Fortress was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, 1 - 6 December, 1997.


Hwaseomun and Seobuk Gongsimdon, both in Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, South Korea
Hwaseomun and Seobuk Gongsimdon, both in Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, South Korea
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N37 16 19.992 E127 0 29.988
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III


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