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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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  • I spend half day in the fortress. I arrive at Suwon at noon, then go here and walk around. First, I went to Haenggung Palace. Then walk from Paldalmun Gate to Janganmun Gate.. The weather is nice, not...  more »
  • Whenever the weather's nice, good-night walking along the castle is just the ticket. The night is beautiful Suwon Hwaseong
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  • Our favorite couple, scenery and walking is great for family outings and so well, and it is recommended that a variety of activities and even the date got bored and it's a good idea to visit a restaurant near you can
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