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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. Make Hwaseong Fortress part of your personalized Suwon itinerary using our Suwon vacation planner.
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  • This is a tremendous site and spectacular sight! The walls extend for around 6km. Unfortunately time did not allow for the full circuit, but you can get good views and experience the walls defensive c...  more »
  • Amazing place! I live in Seoul, been to Busan, Daegu and Jeju but this fortress is Top-20 attraction is all Korea unarguably! So much history. Surrounds the city, great for pictures, a small hike. Ent...  more »
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