Bukseoporu (Northwestern Sentry Post)

Bukseoporu (Northwestern Sentry Post) 2013-09-26T15:04:33+00:00
Bukseoporu Northwestern Sentry Post at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Post guarding nearby Janganmun Gate and Hwaseomun Gate

Bukseoporu (북서포루) is the northwestern sentry post. A gabled roof can be found on the interior while a hipped roof can be found on the exterior.

Bukseoporu consists of a wooden structure built above a chiseong or square turret.

There are five sentry posts at the Fortress. The posts are all constructed of brick and are positioned on turrets that protrude beyond the fortress walls. This position allowed for easy attacks by artillery on enemies below.

The location of the sentry post is between Janganmun Gate and Hwaseomun Gate.

Construction was completed on September 24, 1794.