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  • Address: 11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Hours: Summer: 9am-6pm Winter: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: Adult: 1,000 WON, Youth: 700 WON, Child: 500 WON

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Hwaseong Fortress Tours

This UNESCO World Heritage site was built between 1794 and 1796 as an homage to the remains of Prince Sado, who was murdered by his father after failing to carrying out his own suicide. Its unique architecture incorporates elements from China and Korea and took more than 700,000 man-hours to build. 

Today, travelers can explore the impressive grounds that lie beyond a 3.5-mile wall originally erected to protect the fortress. Four main gates—Janganmun to the north, Hwaseomun to the west, Paldalmun to the south and Changnyongmun to the east once served as an entry into the fortress, but today modern roads and sturdy bridges provide the main means of connecting travelers from the outside world to the inner workings of Hwaseong. Visitors should check out some of the 48 structures dotting the wall, including several old-world watchtowers with three-story wooden pavilions that were once used as enemy lookouts.

Practical Info

The fortress is located 30 kilometers south of Seoul and is open in the summer season from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily and during the winter from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is 1,000 won for adults, 700 won for youth and 500 won for children. Group rates are available at a discounted fee.

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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul, Seoul, null
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Join in this tour to experience Korea’s traditional constructions and living culture at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Korean Folk Village. Suwon Hwaseong ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.50
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Day Trips
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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Suwon Hwaseong is one of the unique architecture in the 18th century, providing a glimpse into the scientific, architectural, and artistic aspects of ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Have you ever visited any world cultural heritage before? Luckily, there are lots of world cultural heritage places here in Korea. Please kindly join us for ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Cultural Tours
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Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Hwaseong Fortress and visit the Korean Folk Village on this coach tour from Seoul. Hear informative commentary from ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Seoul Vicinity Full Day Tour, Seoul, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Seoul Vicinity Full Day Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Step back in time to an era when the Joseon kings ruled Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Suwan Hwaseong Fortress ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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MBC DaeJangGeum Park Full Day Tour, Seoul, Full-day Tours
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MBC DaeJangGeum Park Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit MBC DaeJangGum Park &  Yongin Korean Folk Village. Walking around these places you can take pictures of all scenery. Compare to other countries, ...  Read more

Location: Yongin-si, South Korea
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Night Tour of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Seoul, Cultural Tours
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Night Tour of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a 5-hour guided tour that begins with hotel pickup and takes you to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have a special and romantic ...  Read more

Location: Suwon-si, South Korea
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Night Tours
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Full Day Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour from Seoul

With this full day, small-group tour, you will visit Suwon and the Korean Folk Village for approximately 8.5 hours. Suwon is located near Seoul and takes ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $114.00
Suwon Sightseeing and Food Tour, Suwon, Day Trips
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Suwon Sightseeing and Food Tour

Join the full-day tour to taste good variety of food in Suwon City. Suwon is so famous for the marinated beef rib BBQ that the King of Jeongjo was eating the ...  Read more

Location: Suwon, South Korea
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $340.00
Seoul-Gyeonggi Small Group Customizable Full-Day Private Tour, Seoul, Food Tours
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Seoul-Gyeonggi Small Group Customizable Full-Day Private Tour

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Enjoy a private and customizable tour in Seoul and Gyeonggi where you will have the freedom to go where you want, when you want, and at the pace that you ...  Read more

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