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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 May 15, 2018

We had a 1/2 day tour of the Fortress. Weather is generally somewhat cooler here than Seoul. We walked all around the fortress walls. Houses inside the fortress walls are all a more traditional style than those outside the fortress walls. Liked seeing a couple...More

2  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a crown attraction of suwon, and possible one of the top in Korea. I arrived in perfect weather, not too hot to do all the walking and little climbing The Fortress is well preserved, with explanation signs in English as well The surrounding...More

2  Thank Shai K
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The fortress walls surround a reasonable sized modern town, intermingled with other historical sites. I didn’t visit the other sight but enjoyed the walk around the north and east half of the walls. Views are pleasant if urban. Some nice grass areas and odd cafe...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful fortress, though we believe heavily restored in modern times. You can walk around the walls, recommended of you have the time, or take the tourist buses around, less recommended

1  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Had the privilege of checking out Hwaseong Fortress today. Truly wonderful place. Very well kept. The walls of the fortress immaculately preserved. Very useful signage giving us relevant info and history about different sections of the fortress. Very scenic. Very easy to get to. A...More

2  Thank celticjames33
Reviewed April 12, 2018

always wanted to come here. it is really an amazing walk up and around the fortress. do visit the small palace within as well.

1  Thank purpurme
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I am so glad to have taken this half-day opportunity to hike along the only walled city fortress in Korea. The scenery is so beautiful on this sunny spring day. Definitely bring your comfortable walking/hiking shoes, quite a bit of steep steps to the top.

1  Thank Mdjuan
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This is a lovely place to visit as it is well laid out, preserved and clean. There is lots to see and there are many displays that depict how life was at the time.

1  Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Really nice view and it goes all over the city. It will not take too much of your time as seeing it completely is difficult. Take a few snaps and go to the Haenggung Palace.

1  Thank elmatadorBS
Reviewed February 9, 2018

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

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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.
Sharon L
September 20, 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
laura v
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