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825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16258, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While it is not as big as the Palace in Seoul, the little traveling palace is worth the 1500 won admission fee. I met the nicest volunteer guide there who showed me the most efficient route to cover the key points on the Fortress.

Thank 911stellar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress itself isn’t anything special if you’ve been to one of the Seoul’s palaces. Having been a temporary palace, it is smaller in size and no notable structures within its grounds. Visit to the palace is worthwhile if timed with one of the performances...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

The attractive point of the Palace is the reproduction of some typical scenes with wax caracters from the Joseon period in some rooms (kitchen, music instruments, prince reading, soldiers attire, some games at the entrance, etc)

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Pros: - quiet place - not crowded (encountered less than 10 tourist during my visit) - can be combined with the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Wall tour

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The palace was well worth visiting with its many buildings and displays but the highlight for me was the martial arts display that takes place at 10 am each day and lasts about 30 minutes. This is free and takes place outside the gates, while...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The palace is less busy than those in Seoul but is worth a visit esp when doing the circuit round the fortress walls. This was where King Jeongjo honoured his mother by having a banquet for her 60th birthday. It was also a base for...More

2  Thank doofvfood
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

The moving palace is mostly destroyed by fire during the japanese invasion and korean war and was restored. The only building in its original condition is building 12 on the map. . Nonetheless it is still a site to visit to learn more of the...More

1  Thank Veron C
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to catch the free martial arts show at 11am. The palace is small so it doesn’t take long to explore. Without having any background information to your visit, you will have lost the pleasure of learning some horrific Korean history and the reconciliation...More

1  Thank Jenise L
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is a beautiful Palace built for the King’s 60 year old mother. There is artwork at the back depicting all (?) 6000 people and 1900 horses who came here with the King from Seoul. All but one of the buildings have been extensively restored/recreated....More

1  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The entry was free on weekend I arrived, and a dance team showed excellent sword fight dance at entrance

1  Thank Shai K
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marzipan43
January 22, 2015|
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No, you don't need any tickets in advance for the cultural festival. You just need to make sure that you arrive on time to grab a good viewing spot. This takes place from 7th-11th October. Tripadvisor does not allows to post... More
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