Janganmun (The North Gate)


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
suwon-si, South Korea

Built between February 28 and September 5 of 1794 (the 18th year of King Jeongjo’s reign), Janganmun (North Gate) is one of the four main gates of Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. The word “Jangan” has the dual meaning of “capital city” and “welfare of the people.” This magnificent structure features a hipped-style roof and a semicircular, reinforced defense position attached to its exterior.


  • Title: Janganmun (The North Gate)
  • Date: 1794/1796
  • Location: Suwon, Korea

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