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Address: 11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
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0312903600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from...

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.

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Great Place to Visit, Walk, Relax

Hwaseong Fortress is located about 15 minutes by bus away from Suwon Station. It's about 4-5 miles long and has great views of Suwon City. There are trolley's that you can ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hwaseong Fortress is located about 15 minutes by bus away from Suwon Station. It's about 4-5 miles long and has great views of Suwon City. There are trolley's that you can ride but I prefer the hike. However, make sure you've got comfortable shoes for all of the steps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lovely walk. We had hiked the northern walls of Seoul but Suwon is better. The hike is easier in distance and exertion but most importantly it is more visually striking. From many locations you can see long sweeps of the wall and distant gates and sections. It is much easier to grasp the scale and intent. Large... More 

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Rostock, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hwaseong Fortress is a good thing for a day trip. Either with kids or without. Would recommend to go only during nice weather. Sometimes you can see a lot of locals with paperdragons etc. Nice to walk on the wall around the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the blue Line 1 subway from City Hall station to Suwon station ( 1.5 hours ). Although the announcement at City Hall station was that the train was going to Sinchang, when we were approaching Guro station, there was an announcement that those heading towards Sinchang had to transfer at Guro. ( The train we were on was heading... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to go for a walk - to circle the whole 3.7 mile wall takes about 3 hours. Wear warm clothes in winter and good walking shoes. There is a staircase with about 300 steps , so don't attempt the whole route unless you're ready for it. It's nice to see the city surrounding the fortress, and there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Hwaseong is built by King Jeonjo for multi purpose. It is for battle castle as well as memorable palace for father of king Jeonjo, Sadoseja, who died at wooden rice chest from the farther king Youngjo. Once you visit Hawseong, you must visit museum and you will know more history. All the walls of castle are connected now and if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Its hard to believe that this fortress is still standing after all this time. It is a steep walk up the steps. We also did the archery, which was lots of fun. It was hard to get to the archery place so i would look into how to get there if you are interested in it. An easy day trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place is very good escape from the busy metro life of Seoul. Since the fortress demands walking, it's best NOT to go there during summer season. Well there's a train-like vehicle that you can ride to tour you around but it's best to do some walking to appreciate the place. We went there during Autumn season and it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I spend half day in the fortress. I arrive at Suwon at noon, then go here and walk around. First, I went to Haenggung Palace. Then walk from Paldalmun Gate to Janganmun Gate.. The weather is nice, not too hot and not too cold. I came here at winter and really enjoy walking around. If you like to walk and... More 

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Suwon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Hwaseong Fortress is a must see. There are a few fortresses in Korea but this fortress is well maintained and with nice flourishes like flags and on the weekends and holidays, actors in costume round out your photographic experience. Several of the information plaques are in English but I recommend getting a guide or a really good guidebook. There... More 

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