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Famous Castles
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A List of Korean Castles. Every famous castle from Korea has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.

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Acha Mountain Fortress

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Busan Jinjiseong

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Geumjeong Fortress

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Gilju Fortress

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Gochangeub Fortress

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Gong Mountain Fortress

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Hwando Fortress

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Hwaseong Fortress

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Jeongju Mountain Fortress

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Jeonju Fortress

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Jindoeub Fortress

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Jinju Fortress

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Namhansanseong

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Namwon Fortress

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Pyeongyang Fortress

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Pyongyang Fortress

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Samnyeon Sanseong Fortress

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Seongju Fortress

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Suwoneub Fortress

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Uiju Fortress

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Ulsanbyeongyeong Fortress