Janganmun Gate in Suwon Hwaseong is made of stone and is huge

Janganmun in Suwon Hwaseong
Shot at Suwon Hwaseong in Suwon, South Korea
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The huge gate in this photo is the Janganmun Gate in Suwon Hwaseong. The figure of a person passing through the gate with an umbrella looked very small in front of this huge stone gate. Looking at these structures, I feel that there is a big difference in the way they were built between Japan and South Korea, even though they are close to each other, because of the need to be prepared for horsemen's attacks.

This fortress is still surrounded by high walls. However, the interior was unexpectedly urbanized. There are some ordinary houses and people living inside the walls. I wonder how it feels to live inside a world heritage site, to feel the history in your daily life.

Incidentally, Jangan (長安) here does not refer to the Chinese city of Chang'an (today's Xi'an), but simply to the capital. It was used by the royal family when they came from Hanyang (now Seoul), hence the name.

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Nov 2008 ARCHITECTURE SOUTH KOREA

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PHOTO DATA

No

2176

Shooting Date

Jul 2008

Posted On

November 4, 2008

Modified On

March 30, 2021

Place

Suwon Hwaseong, South Korea

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF24MM F1.4L USM

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