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Review of Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour...
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Suwon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and well maintained. Have all kind of ammeneties for a family with small children. If you looking for a day to relax and enjoy. You must have a look

Thank Tanweer A
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

About an hour from Seoul, this is a good trip option. The fortress takes a good long walk to go around if you want to hit all the gates, and there are great spots for photos.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This fortress was built by the 22nd king of joesan dynasty and parts of it were destroyed during the japanese invasion and korean war. It was restored and now one of the unesco world heritage city.
The fortress is magnificent and picture worthy. Best to go with a guide or read up before going to appreciate the site more. After visiting this fortress, you should visit the ‘moving palace’ which is nearby.
Pls wear a hat/cap/ sunglasses and sunblock if you are visiting during this time of the year.

Thank Veron C
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

It was a hot day. Worth the visit but no shade to cover when is hot. Being witness a piece of history.

Thank David Y
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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 of the “secret” doors for bringing in supples and people. Differing flag colors around the top of the walls were used to designate the four directions. About a 25 minute exhibition with actors to showcase military prowess of the Jueon Dynasty.

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