Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jeongyongyeong guards ceremony of the Joseon Dynasty

The royal guard of King jeongjo, 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty, was establisted to strengthen his kingship.

The royal guards was upgraded in 1785 C.E. to the Hunryeon Dogam (training guard), the central military camp composed of 12,000 soldiers who were selected elite soldiers, becoming the largest military camp of the time. King Jeongjo trafferred his farther , Sadoseja's tomb to Hwasan ,Suwon in 1789 and named it "Hyeon-ryungwon " deployed soliers of Jangyongyeong in Suwon to saffeguard the tomb.
     He changed the name to Suwonbu in 1793 , and movd the attached camp to    Jangyongyeong in Hwaseong , cultivating it as a military city.


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