Hwaseong Fortress was constructed as an act of filial devotion by Jeongjo, the 22nd King of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and registered as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site in 1997.The fortress was planned and built using practical scientific ideas.During construction stone and brick were used, and these heavy materials were lifted by wooden crane, reducing the estimated construction time of 10 years to an impressive 33 months.Hwaseong Fortress is a circular wall with a circumference of 5.4km.Visitors can walk along this path and take in the entire Hwaseong Fortress in two and a half hours.
The core is bamboo, which is sinew backed, with oak at the handle. On the belly is water buffalo horn, standardized about 1900 AD from the variety of such weapons in earlier use. It uses with thumb draw. The Korean Thumb ring is different from the Manchu, Mongol, or the Turkish Thumb Ring. It comes in two styles, male and female. Male thumb ring sticks out as an extra appendage, while the female thumb ring over the front joint of the thumb only. The draw weights vary, but most are above 20Kg. The sukgung, a kind of crossbow, and the Gak-gung are a small but very powerful bow. A sukgung can shoot up to 400 meters while a Gak-gung can shoot up to 350 meters.
OeamFolkVillage is occupied by the families of its founder, Ye-an Lee, who settled here about 500 years ago.There are about 86 Giwa houses and many thatched-roof houses with narrow stone fences and alleyways between them.Here visitors can see a variety of trees in the front yards of the houses including persimmon, apricot, chestnut, and gingko trees.At the front entrance of the village, you can see traditional totem pole guardians and once inside you can see artifacts of traditional country life such as treadmills, millstones, water mills, octagonal pavilions, as well as swings and see-saws.
Tour groups require at least 4 people. Child discounts may be available depending on the tour package.
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