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Hwaseong Fortress

910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a scenic walk. On the top you get a nice overview of the city. Do not forget your walking shoes.

Thank Ancoja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hwaseong is our favorite historical fortress or palace to visit. There are museums, reataurants, arts and craft areas, and boutiques that offer experiences you are unlikely to find at other sites. It is also a wonderful place to take a walk or jog. You could...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a scenic walk. Places along the trail to stop and rest. Mostly flat walking but some hills and steps but option to avoid steps and hills avilable. I would return again. I visited in Jan so 42 degrees with mild wind and...More

Thank Tonya G
Reviewed 6 January 2018

So I did 15 days of travel around South Korea and this attraction was the best I saw. It is far for mine train station, so I recommend to take bus to there. You can enter in territory from 4 sides though gates. I chose...More

Thank Zanda J
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Take the metro out from central Seoul and then a short walk/taxi ride to the fortress entrance and walk around the palace and grounds

Thank 772Leanne
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Traditional Market has seafood, lots of kimchi and other ingredients. Also has some of Street food.

Thank yushuk
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is not a bad place, but if you are limited on time in Seoul, you can skip it. We spent about 1 hr there.

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

it was very special experience. Hwaseong tour with native Korean we went his home, ate samgyeobsal. I experienced native korean culture:)

Thank Eun Ji O
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Die in your bus to see this place. It was a fantastic tour but the tour guide's English was difficult to understand.I also wish we could have had more time here. I recommend it anyways.

1  Thank Laurdrew S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived late in the evening but was still able to spend some time inside the palace. We made our way up to the mountain. The scenery of the night skyline of Suwon was beautiful and worth the climb up. Wouldn’t recommend the climb up...More

Thank Thiha S
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Evangelin H
8 March 2017|
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Response from Mark B | 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.
Sharon L
20 September 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
laura v
19 April 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