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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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  • Walking along the Castle gate (South Gate), gabardine cherry blossoms in spring, in summer, a window with the blue lawn-Ryong Moon (alumni), in the fall, a sinter West Gate (West Gate), pointing to the snow capped in winter, reeds Chang'an statement is beautiful.
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  • In the North, starting at the door, the entire show is good and the scenery, especially in Suwon just around the spring is beautiful in the fall. Walking, you can ride the train on Mars gets tough.
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  • Such a enchanting place when cherry blossoms are in bloom you feel like your in another world. There a giant bell you can ring for less than 5,000₩. Parts of the wall have real battle damage to them.  more »