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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  • This is a lovely place to visit as it is well laid out, preserved and clean. There is lots to see and there are many displays that depict how life was at the time.  more »
  • A very nice and interesting fortress. Very impressive the front door as well as various observation towers or alarm signals with signals of fire. Endless walls which offer visitors the opportunity for a rather long walk but very enjoyable. All kept up with some detail may be too excessive renovated modern appearance. A journey back in time and enjoy the view of the plain of the city.
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  • Lee, Sun fortress built to come to my father's grave. And surrounding the Castle. As well as the Castle, come up the Castle, enjoy. Enjoy the beautiful world heritage site better Vantage.
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  • Really amazing place for pictures, history, or just walking around and getting some exercise. Much better than the forts in Seoul. Takes about an hour to walk there from the Hwaseo or Suwon train stations on line 1. Walking around the whole fortress can take hours. It's a good day trip.
  • An amazing structure on a hill that's great for short hikes and gives amazing views over the city. Perfect for a day trip from Seoul
  • UNESCO World Heritage. The Fortress is covering the suwon city. Only remaining fortress in Korea.
  • Yeah! You should see!!!!!! Why not!?!?!?!?? This is The world heritage of UNESCO!!! Well, To be honest, since I have grown in this city nearly 30 years. It is just a part of my life. But my French fiancee was shocked and astonished. This highly developed city (with Samsung headquarter) also has gorgeous historic heritages! What a city! Other cities? Dare!
  • Nice place to look at but the fortress itself is not as interesting as the wall around the area which you can visit for free.

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