Bukseojeokdae (Northwestern Gate Turret)

Bukseojeokdae (Northwestern Gate Turret) 2013-09-19T08:54:50+00:00
Bukseojeokdae (Northwestern Gate Turret) at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Placed near Janganmun Gate for added protection against enemies and invaders

Bukseojeokdae (북서적대), the northwestern gate turret, is strategically located at the front of the fortress. Its purpose was to add protection to the fortress and stop enemies from advancing towards Janganmun Gate.

The wall features narrow vertical openings, called embrasures. These openings allow archers to attack enemy invaders below without exposing themselves.

A pair of these, known as jeokdaes, are located at both Janganmun Gate and Paldalmun Gate. The other jeokdae is Bukdongjeokdae (Northeastern Gate Turret).