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Korea, South

View of some of the outer walls at 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.