Dongsamchi (Eastern Turret III)

Dongsamchi (Eastern Turret III) 2013-09-20T17:33:45+00:00
Dongsamchi (Eastern Turret III) at  Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Simple construction used to attack unsuspecting enemies below

Dongsamchi (동삼치), the eastern turret III, is a chi or section of the fortress that projects from the wall for a better view of the surrounding area. Chi refers to a pheasant bird who has the ability to use camouflage to hide from the enemy.

These strong structures are placed along regular intervals along the wall of the fortress which were used to attack unsuspecting enemy troops from above. There are a total of ten found at Hwaseong.

It is located between Dongiporu (Eastern Sentry Post II) and Dongnamgangnu (Southeastern Pavilion).