Yongdoseochi (Turret West of Yongdo)


Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
suwon-si, South Korea

Chi are turret-like protruding sections placed at regular intervals along a fortress wall from which defenders could protect the fortress and drive back an approaching enemy. There are ten such structures at Hwaseong. The term chi, which literally means "a pheasant," was applied to these structures because pheasants are adept at hiding and remaining watchful. Yongdoseochi is located to the west of Yongdo, a passageway along the outer perimeter of the fortress.


  • Title: Yongdoseochi (Turret West of Yongdo)
  • Date: 1794/1796
  • Location: Suwon, Korea

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