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Address: 11, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16261, South Korea
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Phone Number:
+82 31-290-3600
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from...

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.

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A nice walk

A nice walk along the restored fortress from the eighteen century which got the recognition from Unesco as a world caltural heritage sight.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice walk along the restored fortress from the eighteen century which got the recognition from Unesco as a world caltural heritage sight.

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Liddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fortress is like nothing you have seen before. It extends around the entire city with many different buildings and entrances. The views from the top are amazing so its great for photography. Be warned, the first initial climb can be quite taxing but there are plenty of places to take a break. Take a packed lunch with you and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was worthwhile to go to Suwon to see. Large, vast open spaces and a nice path along the fort walls to walk upon. We did not have much time here since we were on a excursion arranged by the cruise ship. Luckily we had good weather (no rain) to visit. It was not very busy which made it much... More 

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Pohang, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fantastic! I could see the whole area inside the fortress on the posts, pavillions, and gates. I hiked along the fortress facing cool breeze under blue sky. I was informed the whole path takes about three hours and is 5.7 km. But it took for me to hike a half course about three hours. I enjoyed the scenery... More 

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Lake Charles, La
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really not much to see inside the fort walls. Climb to the top of the hill to walk along the ramparts inside the wall, peak out the archer slits to view the town. In the large field inside the walls people can pay 2000KRW (about $2 US) for 10 arrows & try their archery skills. We were there on a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk in Suwon that offers a kind of smaller version of the Chinese wall, it gives nice view over Suwon and is much quieter than the rest of the city.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zipped off down to Suwon in the morning and was back in Seoul by 3pm having walked the entire fortress wall, rung the bell, tested my skill at archery and wandered the palace. I agree with others comments about getting there 9 or 930 ish to start. Recommend heading up the steep part first which is to your left down... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family of five including a five-year-old child and we had a wonderful day walking around the Fortress. The complete complex is very easy to walk around we found parking easily by the entrance near the palace it only cost us 2000 won to park. I suggest getting there first thing in the morning like it 9 930... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice way to spend an hour or so if you catch the little train. The whole site is quite large and spread out.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great date spot for an afternoon. We started at the gate and culture centre and walked all the way to the fortress where we could buy a cheap kite and catch some nice winds. Worth the visit to Suwon.

Thank Virgil H

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