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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
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910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the walk (beware of the sun) around the fortress, you will feel like a guard in Joseon dynasty. The palace is beautiful. You can take the train to tour a part of the city. A map is very useful to avoid loosing time (tourist...More

Thank BenoitY
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hwaseong fortress can be walked around almost in it's entirety. A pleasant walk with only a few sections with steps, and a wonderful view of the old and new city of Suwon. If the walk is too long, you can catch a tourist train, or...More

Thank Leanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: - day trip from Seoul (roughly 1 hr local train ride per way) - scenic walk (forest and city) either on top of the wall or beside it Cons: - requires a bit of an uphill walk for the walls on top of the...More

1  Thank gibot143
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our stay in Suwon, after all how many cities today have an old wall round them. I think it was about a 5 km walk but there are many places to stop including 5 gates, pavilions, the old...More

1  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip out from Seoul to northern region of suwon city. Also known as the fortress city as its city surrounded by fortified wall all around it. Travelled by train from Seoul station it like taking a train out from London to...More

1  Thank 9357MarkY
Reviewed 11 July 2018

it was Wonderfull to visit this place the moment of sunset. all around the place was so calm and quiet. nice atmosphere and good spot for tourist.

Thank Kanokmanee K
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I was tight on schedule and only got to see the outskirts of this fortress but I would definitely like to return and take my time touring around. Just at looking from the outside, it seems they have been maintaining the fortress well so I'm...More

1  Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 11 July 2018

From Seoul, the city of Suwon was ideally located for a day trip as there was plenty to occupy our time, but the main reason for our visit was to hike along the old Hwanseong fortress walls. Suwon is easily reached by public transport, we...More

3  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My seventeen year old and I decided to take the subway from Seoul to see this city on our 4th and last day in Seoul. It was underwelming and not worth the hour trip. It's a bit neglected and if you've been to any of...More

2  Thank kwiltzbystephanie
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Much of Hwaseong has been rebuilt but you get a sense of how impressive the fortress was in its day. We started at the North gate and went clockwise. The fortress was built by King Jeongjo who had moved the remains of his father, Prince...More

1  Thank doofvfood
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Evangelin H
9 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.
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Sharon L
20 September 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
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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
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