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Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from Seoul. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Korea’s most important historical treasures and is the only remaining walled fortress in the country.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived here on a Wednesday morning, which took us quite while using a combination of metro and bus. Admission charges to the site is not expensive, and is not strictly enforced as there are various points you can access the path along the walls....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fire-tower
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a long line of wall within the city and have some remains being restored. very near to the Paldamun gate and Paldamun market (local market not mall) of Suwon. I was lucky to see their weekly act where change of guards show and king/queen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vashishth18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see the extensive walls of the past, with its various platforms, command posts, etc. While I didn't walk the complete round with my family, the fortress is magnificent. Be prepared to walk significantly to go round the entire fortress. While I was there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sirenight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would be an idea to plan your trip a little as the fortress is huge and the walk can take a long time. Transport is quite limited in the area (buses) and it may take you some time to get back to where you need....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wanderlust_rambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pressed for time so we took the trolley to take us around the city wall. This is the first place that got me interested in the Joseon Dynasty. A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, it is very rich in history. If and when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank msjoliz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hwaseong fortress is one of those places that you come across in every country which you can visit if you have time to spare and have seen it all before. By this I mean, it’s pretty far from Seoul’s city centre and therefore will take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IsaacGBerkovsky
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited Suwon as a day trip from Seoul. The train from Seoul station to Suwon is only 30 minutes. Then we got a taxi to Paldalmun, the southern gate of the wall. We walked the wall starting at Paldalmun & going clockwise, so we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed October 23, 2018

A very nice place to visit. Easily 2-3 hours. As we have 5 person in total, so we take bus. Although is cheap but very tough as our first time taking bus in Seoul. We under estimate the walking path and really really tired for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank waihong
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Take the train to Suwon and explore the remains of the fort walls. At night it is illuminated and provides even nicer views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FritzO_12
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This was a stunning place to visit. I was actually there on a holiday Sunday and the place was a hive of activity. The walk up to the walled fortress was a nice climb up many steps, once on the top there was a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 8, 2017|
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Response from MarkB10908 | Reviewed this property |
It never closes, only the attractions around it (ie 5PM). Best time I like to visit was late afternoon, early evening to see lights displaying wall in certain areas.
September 20, 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
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April 19, 2015|
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Response from Travellers7 | Reviewed this property |
While you could walk to the fortress, I find it better to take a bus to avoid losing my way in the heat or freezing weather, depending on the season you are in. Save energies to walk and explore the interesting markets and... More