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A Dream of a New Capital: Hwaseong Fortress


Language: English

When the Choson emperor Chongjo moved his father's tomb to Suwon at the end of the 18th century, he surrounded it with strong defensive works, laid out according to the precepts of an influential military architect of the period, who brought together the latest developments in the field from both East and West. The massive walls, extending for nearly 6 km, still survive; they are pierced by four gates and equipped with bastions, artillery towers and other features.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Hwaseong Fortress, Republic of Korea, Asia and the Pacific
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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UMVS reference: AVFONDS-000256-NHK-817
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation