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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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  • Panoramic view, palaces, architecture-all this can be seen by visiting the fortress which extends across the entire city. Korean families spend their time walking or running the kites. Admission is free everywhere.
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  • This underrated attraction is just about an hour from Seoul and a good day trip. The view from the top of the fortress wall is fantastic. We went on a weekday with hardly a crowd in sight. Consider bu...  more »
  • Nice place to visit while in Suwon. Beautiful world heritage site in the middle of the city of Suwon.