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Explore South Korea’s rich history and culture on this day tour to the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Korean Folk Village from Seoul. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon with a guide. Explore the fortifications and ramparts, and learn of life here under Joseon Dynasty rule. After lunch, visit the Korean Folk Village — home to replica Joseon-era houses where tradespeople demonstrate traditional Korean arts and crafts.

Highlights

  • 8-hour tour to the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village from Seoul
  • Explore the UNESCO–listed Hwaseong Fortress with a guide
  • Gain insight into life under Joseon-Dynasty rule
  • Discover traditional arts and crafts at the Korean Folk Village
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Seoul hotels in an air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul

Visit the Suwon Fortress

Your morning starts with a pickup between 8am and 8:30am by air-conditioned coach at your Seoul hotel. After the drive out of the capital, head onward to Suwon — a historic town in the Gyeonggi-do province.

First, visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Hwaseong Fortress — a site of huge commercial and military significance during the Joseon era. As your explore, listen as your guide brings the site’s turbulent history to life.

After lunch, delve into Korean customs and traditions at the Korean Folk Village. Admire the replica Joseon-era houses, see arts and crafts workshops, and enjoy free time at your leisure. During your visit, gain insight into life on the Korean peninsula way before the skyscrapers arrived.

Sample Korean ginseng at a ginseng center and learn how the plant is used to treat tiredness, loss of appetite, sickness, and many other ailments. Then, return in comfort to your Seoul hotel to conclude your 8-hour tour.

Customer Reviews

Phillip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We had a really good day with Brian. It was a very cold day at the fortress, snowing. Brian gave us lots of information, he was friendly and cheerful. Lunch was really good and hot which was great for such a cold day. The Korean folk village was interesting. As there were so few people at the village due to the cold and mid week, we got to see lots very quickly. All up a very interesting tour and great to get out a bit from central Seoul.

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was everthing promised, we were picked up on time, arrived and got very interesting explanations about Hwasong fortress. Later we had a good lunch and a 2 hour tour of a folk village, including shows. The guide was great, both nice anf knowledgeable. My schedule does not allow for more tourism but I can fully recommend

jay k

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2016

Our guide was nice. hwaseong fortress and korean folk village were ok. However, at the end he took us to ginseng center. That place was a total tourist trap. They're basically trying to sell you ginseng. We waited 1 hour there. I felt like our time was wasted.

If you want ginseng, i guess you should do this tour. If not, STAY AWAY.

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