A hike on Seoul city wall – 한양도성 (Hanyangdosong)

A wall was built in 1396 around Seoul to protect the city. It was about 5~8m high and 18,5 km long. Until yesterday, I could only remember to see the famous gates in the city, such as 남대문 (Namdaemun) or 동대문 (Dongdaemun), but no wall. But yesterday, we’ve made a 10km long hike along the northen part of the Seoul city wall from 혜화문 (Hyehwamun) to 남대문 (Namdaemun). The wall of this trail is so well maintained, that you can walk almost the whole time on the wall.

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One round on the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

For a short break from the city life, today we made a half-day-trip in Suwon, which was around 1h driving to the south from Seoul’s center. Our main purpose was to visit the Hwaseong Fortress, an UNESCO World Heritage, that was built at the end of the 18th Century. We started our 5.5km walk on the fortress at the Hwahongmun Gate and finished after 3h.

A perfect location to escape the city and to shoot!

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