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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul provided by Seoul City Tour

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Day Tour from Seoul
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  • Duration: 8h
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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.
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Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks (unless specified)
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks (unless specified)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Infant meals not included
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Zay Y
Jurong, Singapore7 contributions
Family
Amazing visit had been made. Interesting things to see around Hwaseong Fortress and lovely views at Korean Folk Village Tour. Our tour guide Youn is very professional to provide hospitality during our visit. For overall view, it is a wonderful journey instead.
Written 12 November 2019
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jellimeli
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Personal Tour Guide
Oct 2019
Our luck had the tour just to ourselves! Anna was a lovely guide, spoke very well English and had loads of information of the sites to share.
Written 4 November 2019
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Doc_S
Asia64 contributions
This could have been good
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was very excited to join this tour and happy they tour operator could accommodate me as a single traveler and go along with another group. The fortress itself is rather nothing that spectacular if I'm honest. The show at the palace was very good and happy to see that along with how they lived in the past. The folk village was very interesting, but extremely disappointing the tour guide cut the time short. Much more time was needed there because after lunch, there was plenty to explore. The guide said we were suppose to go to one more destination, but they cancelled the tour early due to traffic excuse, so effectively what was meant to be an entire day, was only 3/4 of a day. I would suggest just take the train to the village and spend a day there, especially if you have a family.
Written 10 May 2019
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Mosy71
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
A good day with our tour guide Chain
We joined this tour on July 5, 2018. We had a great day with Chance, a very knowledgeable tour guide who made sure we had a full and enjoyable day, always a story to tell and an interesting fact to share. Was a very enjoyable day.
Written 11 July 2018
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Raman G
Noida, India182 contributions
Good tour to take when visiting Seoul
Jun 2018 • Couples
We took this full day tour. The pick up from the Hotel was exactly on time. A small group of only 8 of us in the mini van with a Guide. We were not satisfied with the Guide. She had limited knowledge about the fortress and the temporary Palace. She was visiting the Fortress after one year! The tour includes the 'trolley in the fortress', as it is a vast area and would be very tiresome to cover all the grounds on foot. The surroundings and the grounds are lush green and well maintained. (if you are on your own, do check the free 'shows/acts' that they have; inquire at the ticket counter). The Palace is a small one, as it was a temporary one of the King. Though well maintained and clean. The trolley tour around the fortress has the facility of a commentary in 4 languages. But you have to bring your own ear plug.
The fortress grounds are in the city itself and the fort is not an independent / self enclosed within wall boundaries. City roads run in and around the fort boundary walls.
The Korean Folk Village is a must visit. (in the Suwan township). About 15 - 20 minutes drive from the fort. It has been built as a tourist attraction about 40 yrs back. And interesting to visit. Do not miss the free local dance shows and other performances. When we visited, the time was between 2 pm to 4 pm. With a performance every half hour. Our Guide did not permit us to see all the shows. Which was very disappointing and sad. As after this, it was a visit to the Ginsen showroom in Seoul city. Which can be missed or shortened. If you are on this tour, insist to see the shows from 2 pm to 330pm.
The local cuisine lunch at Suwan was good. I had a local veg dish - bibimbap. It was better here than the one I had in Seoul.
The Ginsen showroom in Seoul is of a local business house. A very posh and lavish office building and showroom. The interesting part of this visit was getting knowledge and understanding of the Ginsen medicinal plant, as to, how it is grown and its various varieties. It is an expensive product. So, I feel, one should do an independent research as to where to buy from and what brand. At the airport we saw that Samsung also sells Ginsen. An enjoyable day. Though it was a warm day in Seoul
Written 5 July 2018
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Megan_CBR
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
Very enjoyable, found out lots about Korea
Apr 2018 • Family
This tour was really enjoyable and interesting. We did it early in our trip to Korea and our guide, Jason, gave us so much information about Korean history and culture that was really valuable for the rest of our trip. Jason was fantastic and really knowledgeable.
We got to wander around both the fortress and the village. We tried archery at the fortress. My son’s favourite was the traditional festival dancing at the folk village. I liked the folk museum display. The traditional lunch was great.
Written 18 April 2018
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Naid_Cadarn
Bydgoszcz, Poland4 contributions
Great day with Yeoni
Oct 2017 • Solo
We had a great fun on our tour thanks to an amazing guide Yeoni. I learned a lot about history and architecture of Korea while visiting Hwaseong Fortress & Korean Folk Village. The lunch was perfectly organized because in very friendly atmosphere we could taste traditional Korean cuisine prepered by highly talented chef.
Written 19 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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