Bungmun / Janganmun

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Suwon, South Korea
Bungmun / Janganmun - Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bungmun / Janganmun - Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bungmun / Janganmun - Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bungmun / Janganmun - Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bungmun / Janganmun - Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon (inside, wall level)

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Hwaseong Fortress: (5) Bungmun/Janganmun Sep 13, 2015
Bungmun is the name more used by the locals, Janganmun is the one which will appear on most tourist leaflets and internet resources. The gate is the largest of its kind in South Korea and was one of the gates of the original fortress. It survived the Japanese occupation, but was destroyed in the Korean War. The king would normally arrive from the north and enter through Janganmun, therefore it was considered to be the main gate. Today's railway station is however in the south so that tourists will consider the south gate (Paldalmun) more important. “Jangan” means capital, a hint to the plans of King Jeongjo to move the capital to Suwon.

Access to the city wall level is possible from several points (even some uncontrolled), the next ticket booth is at Bukporu sentry, a couple of metres to the west. As part of Hwaseong fortress, you may have to pay an entry fee of 1000 won (concessions apply, fee as of 2015). At the time of my visit, there was no entry fee (September 2015) and it looked like the ticket booths were not in operation or serving only as tourist information desks for quite a long time.
Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon (inside,…
Bunmun / Janganmun, Suwon
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