Seoul Fortress Wall

No doubt Koreans once had the strongest fortresses!! πŸ˜±πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‘πŸΌ

The Ground Beneath Your Feet

It’s not the Great Wall of China, but my legs couldn’t tell the difference. A few weekends ago I went up to Seoul and stayed with some friends. I went up Friday night and then Saturday morning, went with Eric to find the fortress wall which runs around the great palaces in central Seoul.

After finding our way there, we set out. The fortress has three visible phases: initial building in 1396, a century later, and then restorations in 1704. The fortress goes through quite a bit of Seoul and when it comes to a particular mountain behind the Blue House (Korea’s White House) you have to go through security. Photography is forbidden in certain locations. You can still look and we were able to spot some buildings camouflaged. The wall provides great views of the city. Unfortunately, Seoul’s pollution and humidity prevented any great photography of the city itself.

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