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Korea, South

The entrance to Hwaseong Fortress or Suwon Hwaseong. Built between 1794 and 1796, the fortification surrounds the center of Suwon, the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, in South Korea. Located 30 km (19 mi) south of Seoul and enclosing much of central Suwon, the fortress includes a palace, Haenggung. The fortress and enclosed palace were designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997.