Hwaseong HaengGung, Suwon
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Visiting my son who was based in Korea. Such a beautiful place admire the tradition and the cleanliness. So much history. Worth be listed on places to see on your bucket list. Checked off on mine now ... read more »
This palace is not as spectacular as those in Seoul but still very great. It's nice to know that most of scenes in the TV series Daechang Gum set in here
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