|2010||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|Kyle Magnuson (United States of America):
The fortress is impressive, the gates certainly stand out, and the view of Seoul from the south is stunning on a clear day. However, I would consider this sites chance of inscription as a toss-up. It certainly has a chance. The fortress played a major role during the Joseon dynasty, acting as the protective barrier of Southern Seoul, and more importantly as a temporary palace and headquarters for the king in times of peril. (In which purpose it was used on occasion) The fortress itself is one of the better preserved fortresses in Korea. The walls are higher than most, while many of the gates are particularly formidable. I did notice one section of the wall was being almost completely rebuilt, but for the most part much of the fortress is entirely original. (Probably more “original” than Hwaseong Fortress)
Date posted: June 2011
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