Seonodae (Western Crossbow Platform)


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
suwon-si, South Korea

Nodae is a raised platform set up on a fortress to enable the fortress’s defenders to fire multiple volleys of arrows at enemy troops. Hwaseong Fortress has two such crossbow platforms: this one and the one in the Northeastern section. Seonodae, located on the summit of Mt. Paldal, is an octagonal brick structure that commands a view of all directions.


  • Title: Seonodae (Western Crossbow Platform)
  • Date: 1794/1796
  • Location: Suwon, Korea

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