Suwon, South Korea

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Time8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Learn about the Joseon dynasty while visiting Hwaseong Fortress and the Korean Folk Village on a full-day tour from Seoul. Your guide shares the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hwaseong Fortress, a masterpiece of late Joseon-era architecture, and explains the traditions that are preserved in the Korean Folk Village. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Seoul.
  • Full-day Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village tour from Seoul
  • Tour the vast Hwaseong Fortress by trolley
  • See monuments and homes from the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)
  • Check out traditional homes and artisans at the Korean Folk Village
  • Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
After morning pickup at your hotel in Seoul, travel in a climate-controlled minivan for 19 miles (30 km) to reach Hwaseong Fortress, located in Suwon.
Your guide takes you around the 18th-century fortress by trolley. The World Heritage Site encompasses about 3.5 miles (5.5 km) of fortified walls, artillery towers, and four gates in the cardinal directions: North (Janganmun), South (Paldalmun), East (Changnyongmun) and West (Hwaseomun).
Depart from Hwaseong Fortress and stop for a restaurant lunch of Korean fare.
After lunch, continue 30 minutes down the road to the Korean Folk Village. Opened in 1974, the site contains 270 traditional homes that were carefully restored to feature the architecture of the late Joseon era. Learn about Korean culture and folk customs by visiting artisan workshops where people make traditional pottery, baskets, bamboo wares, fans, musical instruments, and more. You might also watch performances of traditional music and other arts.
On your return to Seoul, stop by the Korean Ginseng Center or cosmetic duty-free shop before your tour ends with drop off your hotel.
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