Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon

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Listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site, Hwaseong Fortress embodies the economic and militaristic power of the Joseon Dynasty at the end of the 18th century. Stretching for 5.52 km (3.43 mi), the partly restored fortress houses many different military facilities, along with the king's palace. Notice the holes in the walls which allowed easy gun/arrow fire and spear-attacking during the siege. As you explore along the long solid wall, observe the structures that surround it, like floodgates, watchtowers, wooden pavilions, and the beacon tower. You can attend a variety of performances here, as well as annual festivals, to fully experience the fort's history and tradition. For Hwaseong Fortress and beyond, use our Suwon driving holiday planner to get the most from your Suwon vacation.
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  • Chastity belt is built of Joseon Dynasty Castle architecture. In December 1997 and was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage site. If the symbol of SUWON-Suwon reminding chastity belt as a belt of dense a landmark advance planning had been created on the plan. Suwon Castle (three-wheeled water Castle), or simply referred to as Mars (華 Castle), Mars: ' Mars ' also derives from the name right here. Mars Mars: why, in gwonseon-gu, Suwon-Si no and if you look at the history of the historical district of the city of Mars is understandable. The current Mars (MARS) originally belonged to the Cavalry, and the number of years of 1949 to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (Suwon), Suwon-eup, cavalry as this was promoted, the name of Mars, Mars, the remaining area of the cavalry in this county was renamed to, then won a number of people can be promoted even to the town of Suwon, apart from the Korean intellectual property office in order to highlight the region's homogeneity name area and remaining warm and thus. In addition to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, until the axis of Mars landscape in Suwon (oil can) of the original town (town 治, and location) of the current Mars: volcanoes (hi) area, this is where she sat three chairs circle composition father while Apostles (currently brilliant won, the current melting ling) can take the existing eup, mileobeorigo, relocated to pay the town with Castle won. Also Ledger's mountain (鎭 山), Volcano (flowers and walking/華) ' is referred to as an alias and the of Suwon, are named after this castle the name ' Mars (華 Castle) ' was done. Since crude oil (190, in today's market ") to" MARS can be crude oil wealth, leading ', ' Mars also called leading part '.
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  • Suwon 3 times. The Yongsan from 40 minutes journey by train. Enjoy the scenery from the train window. To be always went by taxi Hwaseong Fortress, but I go by bus. In front of the Suwon Station Bus Terminal, is easy to understand. Arrived in about 10 minutes. It was a beginning leaves are very much around Myeong-dong and the discovering of a good season. Many bus came was during the week. Never to encounter a group so large. Take a dragon bus previously visited, only 1 hour away could not be reserved, so we walked, we visited. Different from Dragon buses was changed. Because the purpose of this was kabojo short rib lunch in less than two hours exploring headed out to lunch. Very near from Seoul, is a recommended place.
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  • We arrived late in the evening but was still able to spend some time inside the palace. We made our way up to the mountain. The scenery of the night skyline of Suwon was beautiful and worth the climb ...  more »

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