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Outer wall of Ganghwa Fortress

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Outer wall of ganghwa fortress

Ganghwa Outer castle

Outer Wall of Ganghwa Fortress

This Outer Wall of Ganghwa Fortress was constructed for the purpose of defending the seashore penetration of enemy in 1232 right after King Gojong transferred capital to Ganghwado. It extends the range of 23 km from Jeokbuk-dondae outpost to Deokjinjin camp.

In the Joseon dynasty, the castle wall was reconstructed and supplemented to make it suitable refuge shelter for the king in emergent occasion.