Dongbuknodae (Northeastern Crossbow Platform)


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
suwon-si, South Korea

Nodae is a raised platform set up on fortress walls to enable the fortress’s defenders to fire multiple volleys of arrows at enemy troops. Hwaseong Fortress has two such crossbow platforms:Seonodae and Dongbuknodae. Dongbuknodae is located between Changnyongmun (East Gate) and Dongbukgongsimdon (Northeastern Watchtower) and is surrounded by a semi-circular fence.


  • Title: Dongbuknodae (Northeastern Crossbow Platform)
  • Date: 1794/1796
  • Location: Suwon, Korea

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