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Hwaseong Fortress

910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253, South Korea
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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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“suwon station” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and well maintained. Have all kind of ammeneties for a family with small children. If you looking for a day to relax and enjoy. You must have a look

Thank Tanweer A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About an hour from Seoul, this is a good trip option. The fortress takes a good long walk to go around if you want to hit all the gates, and there are great spots for photos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fortress was built by the 22nd king of joesan dynasty and parts of it were destroyed during the japanese invasion and korean war. It was restored and now one of the unesco world heritage city. The fortress is magnificent and picture worthy. Best to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hot day. Worth the visit but no shade to cover when is hot. Being witness a piece of history.

Thank David Y
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had a 1/2 day tour of the Fortress. Weather is generally somewhat cooler here than Seoul. We walked all around the fortress walls. Houses inside the fortress walls are all a more traditional style than those outside the fortress walls. Liked seeing a couple...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is a crown attraction of suwon, and possible one of the top in Korea. I arrived in perfect weather, not too hot to do all the walking and little climbing The Fortress is well preserved, with explanation signs in English as well The surrounding...More

1  Thank Shai K
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The fortress walls surround a reasonable sized modern town, intermingled with other historical sites. I didn’t visit the other sight but enjoyed the walk around the north and east half of the walls. Views are pleasant if urban. Some nice grass areas and odd cafe...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful fortress, though we believe heavily restored in modern times. You can walk around the walls, recommended of you have the time, or take the tourist buses around, less recommended

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Had the privilege of checking out Hwaseong Fortress today. Truly wonderful place. Very well kept. The walls of the fortress immaculately preserved. Very useful signage giving us relevant info and history about different sections of the fortress. Very scenic. Very easy to get to. A...More

1  Thank celticjames33
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

always wanted to come here. it is really an amazing walk up and around the fortress. do visit the small palace within as well.

Thank purpurme
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Evangelin H
8 March 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
It never closes, only the attractions around it (ie 5PM). Best time I like to visit was late afternoon, early evening to see lights displaying wall in certain areas.
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Sharon L
20 September 2015|
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Response from BNandishB | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be opened during Chuseok Holidays.
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laura v
19 April 2015|
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Response from Travellers7 | Reviewed this property |
While you could walk to the fortress, I find it better to take a bus to avoid losing my way in the heat or freezing weather, depending on the season you are in. Save energies to walk and explore the interesting markets and... More
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