Dongilchi (Eastern Turret I)

Dongilchi (Eastern Turret I) 2013-10-06T17:09:26+00:00
Dongilchi (Eastern Turret I) at  Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Added protection near the Bongdon (Beacon Signals)

Dongilchi (동일치) is the eastern turret I. The location is between Dongilporu (Eastern Sentry Post I) and Bongdon (Beacon Signals).

The structure is known as a chi which is a protected section of the fortress that projects from the wall. The name chi refers to a pheasant bird who has the ability to use camouflage to hide from the unsuspecting enemy.

These simple stone structures are placed along regular intervals along the wall and were used to attack unsuspecting enemy troops from above. There are a total of ten found along the walls.