Paldalmun, the south Gate


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
suwon-si, South Korea

Paldalmun, which is designated as Treasure No. 402, is the south gate of the Hwaseong Fortress. The name means “open roads in every direction.” The stone rainbow-style gate was wide enough for a king's visits accompanied by horses and sedan chairs, and above the gate a second-story structure was built. A low fence was erected around the upper story of the castle gate, a semi-circular castle called Ongseong was built outside the gate, and jeokdae, a gate guard platform, was constructed to repel enemies.


  • Title: Paldalmun, the south Gate
  • Date: 1794/1796
  • Location: Suwon, Korea

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