Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Watchtower in the Intersection

Now rather isolated in a traffic island intersection amidst modern buildings, this structure, known as Dong-sipjagak, is actually a watchtower. Located on the southeast corner outside the Gyeonbokgung Palace, its southwest pair was destroyed during Japanese occupation. Despite looking a bit out of place, the watchtower is a reminder of the rich history of Seoul, carefully preserved on its tiny parcel of land.

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