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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress & Kareoke

Learn the history of Hwaseong Fortress here.

We took a bus to North gate and walked along the West side of the fortress. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to reach South Gate.



A residential area. Any clue what the shack full of clothes is for?

Construction taking place at North gate.

Beautiful architecture. Invaders, beware.

Min pretending to ring the massive historical bell.

Flags with Chinese characters.

Half way through our trek, we were called to the ticket booth.
There's a 1,000 WON fee for non-residents of Suwon.

Korea's National flower.

Min and a layer of grey smog at the horizon.

Asian pine trees.

The colors were magnificent as the sun sank.

On our way back to civilization, we saw a dog meat restaurant.

We warmed up with hot chocolate and donuts at Dunkin Donuts.
We also exchanged Korean/English lessons and when Young met us there, I was able to say:

"Hi Young-a, long time no see! It's good to see you!"

Dinner: "egg rolls", seafood kimchi pancakes etc.

Young singing a Korean ballad.

A fun ending to a great day. THANK YOU for visiting me in Suwon, Min & Young! I was happy to have the company.

2 comments:

hardyandtiny said...

I think they're somehow recycling the clothing.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Hardy and Tiny!?

You're probably right ; )