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Hwaseong HaengGung

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Address: 6-2 Namchang-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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+82 31-251-4435
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USD 70.00*
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul
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USD 119.00*
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

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Nice and intersted visit lots to learn

This was part of our one day tour, after going around the fortress we stop here, for the information that our tour guide gave us this was a place of one of the pass rules of South... read more

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather pleasant for a short walk, but has a somewhat empty and barren feel to it compared to other similar places in the area. Little info provided, be sure to ask for an audio guide. Go see the 'emergency palace' in Namhansanseong.

Thank fsphx
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there when touring the Fortress. It is a great place as part of the musuem and fortress in Suwon. Go there.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of our one day tour, after going around the fortress we stop here, for the information that our tour guide gave us this was a place of one of the pass rules of South Korea. It is actually relatively large. Also if you have little ones they can go around with a map given to them to... More 

Thank anacotton27
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148 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very quiet on a winter day (just after Christmas). The sightseeing bus around the palace was shut, so walked the site on foot, thereby missing out the fortress. The palace itself is fairly compact, though not many interiors to see. (To see furnished interiors, go see the palaces in Seoul. Then go see the museums for original artefacts.) There was,... More 

Thank Kat T
Quezon City
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Got interested to visit this place because first, it's the place where Dae Janggeum or Jewel in the Palace was filmed (kitchen scene). Second, it's a UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. I guess those 2 reasons are good enough for us to go on a 1 hr and 30 minutes travel outside Seoul City. =) So many interesting... More 

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting my son who was based in Korea. Such a beautiful place admire the tradition and the cleanliness. So much history. Worth be listed on places to see on your bucket list. Checked off on mine now ✈️✈️

Thank Sandra C
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This palace is not as spectacular as those in Seoul but still very great. It's nice to know that most of scenes in the TV series Daechang Gum set in here

Thank Anh D
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you happen to have an extra day, go to Suwon City for a visit and drop by Hwaseong HaengGung before exploring Hwaseong Fortress. I think most of the buildings there have already been rebuilt but it's still interesting to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

There aren't many of the original buildings that survived the occupation but the restoration does give a sense of the culture and history. There are demonstrations of martial arts and music sessions which are well worth seeing

Thank beckglasgow
Plano, Texas
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108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It's a small palace easily access from the train station via taxi or bus. I am not particular impress with the architecture but the show is quite attractive. There are kids activities like painting inside if your kids like those sort of things. Anyway I think it's still worth a visit.

Thank BPY123

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