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Hwaseong HaengGung, Suwon
(3.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Built on the slope of a hill within the walls of a fortress, Hwaseong HaengGung served as the king’s out-of-town residence during times of war and occasions when he visited his father’s tomb. The 18th-century palace, which was severely damaged during the Japanese colonial period, was restored based on information from detailed court records and opened to public in 2003. When it was not occupied by the king, the governor used the palace as his office. Start your tour with a visit to the exhibition hall and 3D theater outside the front entrance, then see how the area looked in the past at the square in front of the palace. If you’re visiting between March and November, you can catch a changing of the guard ceremony and a demonstration of martial arts. Look for the sacred tree at the entrance, pick up a piece of paper and a pen lying next to it, write down your wish, and tie it to the tree. Use our Suwon trip itinerary builder to visit Hwaseong HaengGung on your trip to Suwon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I went to high school with were often from the Palace is the place to go to school in the city schools was amazed that in a few years to live or are familiar with the row now has lots of picnic restaurant near the top of the uterus is so good ~
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  • Got interested to visit this place because first, it's the place where Dae Janggeum or Jewel in the Palace was filmed (kitchen scene). Second, it's a UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. I guess ...  more »
  • Live friends, so moved by train from Seoul, but the first confusing transfer. Almost no English. Castle Hwaseong haenggung is filming locations used in the drama of the Geum is a guided tour was not so wordy. 見renakatta calm, with kindergarten and elementary school field trip. The building itself was beautiful. Next time for preparation and want to visit it again slowly. Walk reigned, flower rainbow gate from the Badaling gate, about an hour and a half. It was a very good season.
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