This is Buk-mun (northern gate), one of gates in Daeheung-sanseong in Pakyon-ri, Kaesong-si, North Korea.
The Daeheung-sanseong is a mountain fortress made of stones that is 10km in girth and was built along the redgeline of Mt. Cheonma and Mt. Seonggeo. It is estimated that it was built in the Koryo Period, and that it was used until the Joseon Period. It was extensively repaired in 1676 of the Joseon Period.
Besides the Buk-mun, the mountain fortress has many historic treasures including four gates, several hidden gates, watchtowers and command posts.
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foxy (893) 2009-06-30 9:39
The clarity and colors of this shot...is very peaceful.
You've indeed shown us a little bit of history and cultural site of this forgotten part of North Korea. Of course your very informative notes.
John_F_Kennedy (42026) 2009-07-03 4:33
The composition and colours are superb, and the overall sharpness is great. Well done.
berek (33375) 2009-08-06 21:14
inteersting old gate with green atmosphere. good sharpness and light control here.
- Copyright: Eungbong Khang (eungbongsan) (152)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-24mm F4
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-29 22:02