Namchi (Southern Turret) 2014-05-27T02:57:36+00:00
Namchi (Southern Turret) at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Added protection in times of war and peace

Namchi (Southern Turret) is a chi of section of the fortress that projects from the wall. Chi refers to a pheasant bird who has the ability to use camouflage to hide from the enemy.

These structures are placed along regular intervals on the fortress wall. They were used to attack unsuspecting enemy troops from above.

There are a total of ten turrets at Hwaseong.

The location is between Paldalmun Gate and Namporu (Southern Sentry Post).