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Visit the Hwaseong Fortress at Suwon and learn about the Joseon Dynasty at this UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll travel with an informative guide by dragon trolley and see Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, then explore traditional-style houses at the Korean Folk Village on this full-day sightseeing tour from Seoul. Round-trip transport by comfortable coach is included from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • 8-hour tour of Seoul
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Suwan Hwaseong Fortress with a guide
  • Gain insight into Joseon-era history
  • Take the Hwaseong trolley to Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
  • Watch traditional blacksmiths, potters and weavers at work at the Korean Folk Village
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in downtown Seoul

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Alfred T

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

We have a private tour, it was great. Our tour guide was friendly, told us a lot about Korea. And we had a traditional Korean BBQ lunch, which has 15-16 side dishes.

Giselle W

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

The good:
The folk village was very interesting and we had ample of time to stay to watch all the performances. The tour guide was very warm and friendly and gave us insights to the lives of the Koreans, and was always delighted to help us snap pictures. And the best part about this tour is that the tourguide brought us to a fantastic place for lunch, though it was at our own expense. I would definitely recommend a visit to the folk village. Theres another part of the village, like a mini amusement park, which we didnt explore because it wasnt included in this tour, but I thought it would be good to add that in for those with young children. If I had seen the park earlier, I would gladly skip some of the performances and visit this park instead.

The bad:
I was disappointed because the trolley broke down and we couldn't complete the tour round the fort via the original route though I must highlight that it is no fault of the guide/viator. This could be the reason why I thought the first part of the tour was a rather waste of time. Youre better off visiting the fort yourself and reading from the brochure as I feel you dont really need a guide for this. And I thought the guide could up the fun factor for us a bit more by adding more interesting snippets of ancient korea and is people.

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