Seonodae (Western Crossbow Tower)

Seonodae (Western Crossbow Tower) 2014-03-26T15:34:00+00:00

Archers attacked approaching enemies from Seonodae (Western Crossbow Tower) at  Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon

Archers attacked approaching enemies from this location

Seonodae (Western Crossbow Tower) is a raised structure that was used by archers using crossbows to attack unsuspecting enemies from all directions below.

It is located adjacent to Seojangdae (Western Command Post).

The octagonal structure, built on the summit of Mount Paldalsan, is constructed of brick. Its location allows for a full view of the surrounding area.

There are two similar towers at the fortress. The other is Dongbuknodae (Northeastern Crossbow Tower).
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